When I left North Texas last April and headed out West, I knew I would miss some of the people I’ve grown close to over my 7 years living in Dallas. From those I went to school with to those I worked along side of. However, I didn’t know how much I would miss some other things.
I’ve been lamenting all day that this is the first Opening Day at the Ballpark in Arlington (or whatever they call it now) I haven’t been at in 5 years. It was always one of the family traditions, and my kids don’t know they’re missing it; but their Dad sure knows. (By the way, I would drive, if not for the $250 round trip gas costs to drive from Lubbock to Arlington.) So today I’ll try and catch the score online somewhere and remember with good feelings the scary jet flyovers, the red, white, and blue bunting decorating the field, the long player introductions, eating peanuts and soda with my kids, and singing the national anthem. I miss it…
I also miss the beautiful Texas Bluebonnets. Just don’t see much chance of encountering bluebonnets out here in Lubbock. It’s a combination of no traceable rainfall in about 6 months, and the fact that only cotton and grain grows out here!
So if you’re in my old hometown then please take a kid to a Ranger game and take some pictures with the Bluebonnets!