Life is full of adventures, and when you're Alissa and Eric (not that anyone else would ever be) then you square that equation. Austin/San Antonio was a great trip, we got to hang out a lot with Adam and Jada, nothing but good times were had.
We went to the Alamo Draft House to see Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, it was cool being at a movie theater that serves beer, even cooler when it serves beer to minors. We found a house within the first day and it was just the house we were looking for. I have never been too big on house designs and features, but maybe because we're buying this house and we're doing it together, it makes a difference, or maybe I'm just more into the idea of settling down in one area than before, who knows. I don't know if I will ever get use to the trees and the odd color of the grass (green) in San Antonio, it's so beautiful there.
I got into a 'minor collision' (as the officer called it), but I will never forget the kindness of Jada, picking us up after the accident and letting us use her car the rest of the day. It takes a real friend to let you use their car after you just caused an accident. Adam took us out for steak and really showed us around, they're both such amazing people. You could really tell how happy they were that we were visiting, and soon planned to move in the area. On our last night there, Adam cooked amazing spaghetti as Alissa and I lazied about and then Jada came home and we watched a crappy movie, but any crappy movie is enhanced by the company you share, so instead it was truly enjoyable, aside from her cat randomly attacking us.
Next, we went to ruidoso, got to relax for the weekend in a truly beautiful place. Every day was filled with excitement, topped by renting a boat outside of the casino, where as I peddled my boat, I lost my phone to the bottom of the possession hungry waters. While at the casino, I briefly envisioned putting all of our savings on 19 red and letting destiny determine our fate. But I realized our fate has already been decided on something so much more than fate.
Now, we are pining away our last days in Odessa. Much as Jesus in Rome, our days are numbered yet we take our steps without question or doubt, rather with purpose, as we know grandeur awaits. you may be asking yourself, 'is he really comparing himself to Jesus?' ... but you can draw your own conclusions.
One thing I will really miss about Odessa are the sunsets. The sunsets in Odessa are completely unique. The sky turns to an artists' palette, and the red is like no other color I have ever seen. It's as if the night murders the day around 8:40 and it's a beautiful murder, full of vivid intrigue and a bleak hue of sadness.
Nothing to do but enjoy the time we have, as Odessa is a truly special place.