Warning! This is a very image loaded post!
This past weekend was Parents' Weekend at Stephen F. Austin State University. So what did we do? We made reservations at the Fredonia Hotel and went to see a football game.
We saw young men painted like this.
We saw the new scoreboard at Homer Bryce Stadium.
We saw football of course.
We saw the sun set behind game.
Sunday we went to the Mast Arboretum.
Why did we do that? Well, the September/October 2007 issue of AAA's Texas Journey ran a story called Lone Star U. The article touted the highlights around the state that are worth your while to investigate if you get the chance. Under the Horticulture section, SFA's Mast Arboretum was recognized. "East Texas plants and flowers are showcased on 10 acres. The start attraction is the Ruby M. Mize Azalea Garden, with 6,500 azaleas, as well as camellias, Japanese maples, hydrangeas, and ornamental trees and shrubs. Free."
We have toured the Mast Arboretum many times over the last four years and we are very fond of it. It has so many areas that I would have to post for days to get all of the scenery in. I will post some other pictures of some of the butterflies later this week after I get them cropped a little better.
Finally, the reason we drive to Nacogdoches on what seems a regular basis: the proud senior, my Munchkin
For those of you that are not familiar with this scene. This is the fountain on campus of Stephen F. Austin. It is in Centennial Plaza. Every year we take the First "Official" school picture of the Munchkin here. It is our tradition and this is my last year to be able to do it. I will post all four of them together later in October so that you too can see how she has changed in her four years at college. It is both a proud feeling and a sad feeling all at the same time.
And one last picture of the Munchkin.....we love you and we are both so very proud of you.