^^ Circa 2001!
We had a great time at the reunion – it was so fitting for Orange High. Back in the day we had parties in fields with bonfires, stables on our campus and a lot of country roads to roam. Times have not really changed!
We had a party in a field, at a barn, near stables and down a long country road. A hotel ballroom would not have been suitable.
Huge thanks to Ms. Devon Isaacs [original last name!] for coordinating the event!! Devon and I were great nerd friends together. Apparently I taught her to run and we played hangman and yahtzee together. And I remember doing thousands of back walkovers on her front lawn!
I was also thrilled to be able to spend the afternoon with my wonderful friend Becca and her two beautiful girls!!
Most likely to succeed!
Tiffany is also a good friend from high school and an avid KERF reader – we had fun discussing blogging in a "I knew you when you were little" context : )
Lots of kids in attendance!
There was a buffet of BBQ and sides, but since we’d just had lunch and weren’t ready for dinner, I just snacked on a hushpuppy – mmm cornmeal!
Also ate an apple I brought from home
Matt was a great sport!
Lydia showed up fashionably late after work and we didn’t get enough time to catch up! I got to hang with Kirst all afternoon and evening! Kirst and I go back to church nursery together.
I got to speak to almost everyone (it’s amazing how well names came back!) but out of our class of 300 wish more people had come!! [And we missed you Matt Compton!]
As the sun set, Matt, Kirst and I headed back to town for dinner. We went to Gulf Rim, which is an amazing funky restaurant with a gulf coast them.
Gulf Rim has been a number of restaurants throughout the years, but it was Lu-e-G’s for most of my childhood – tuna pitas and $1 bagels and cream cheese!! Going in there still reminds me of that vibe.
I tried Abita’s Andygator, which was a malty doppelbock that I loved.
I could not resist an order of fried plantains – LOVEEEEE these!
For dinner I had the Salmon and Spinach Enchiladas that came with an amazing cinnamon slaw and a side of black beans. THIS MEAL WAS SO GOOD!! (And it helped that I was starving so it tasted extra good!)
Kanz got the Flying Mayan, a burrito stuffed with sweet potato and black beans. Can’t recommend both of these dishes enough!
After dinner we went next door for Matthew’s Chocolates!
Matt and I shared a Mexican Spiced, a Peanut Butterfinger pumpkin and Hazelnut Bark. All three were amazing!
We were too tired to go out partying – guess that means we’re not in high school anymore!