Tomorrow I am going to spend the first real time with my son’s “girlfriend”?. I put that in quotes because even though the two of them are tighter than super-glue, they are non-committal in their relationship. They aren’t either of them looking for anyone else – they just don’t want to be seen as a “couple”. That’s just my opinion – I really don’t know. I only met the girl once, and only for a few minutes. But I know my son likes her a lot. I guess it’s just “complicated”.
So tomorrow I will spend the day with her, my son, and my daughter.
We are going to Gruene (pronounced “green”), Texas – about 30 minutes north of here. It’s a wonderful place to visit – an old German town founded along the Guadeloupe river. It’s pretty – it’s comfortable, and they have great food and music.
We’ll be eating at the Grist Mill, an amazing place overlooking the river. I’ve been there a dozen times, and I have never been disappointed. It’s not cheap, but excellence never is. It will be worth whatever it costs – it always is.
Afterwards we will probably go to the Gruene General Store, because it is fun, and they have free samples of taffy and other candy (made there), and a lot of really cool stuff that tourists like, but so do I. And the PEOPLE have always been amazing – they define friendly!
If the lines aren’t too long we’ll go to Gruene Hall – the oldest dance hall in the Great State of Texas. I’ve seen SO many great artists there – from Willie Nelson to Pat Green, Waylon Jennings, and on and on.
But mostly I hope my son’s girl likes me – because I know it is important to him. It’s important to me as well.