Texas A & M

Spring break in Aggieland

This is the start of spring break here in Aggieland.  We have taken the week of spring break off for the last 20 years.  In a college town, everything changes when the students are out of town.  The A&M campus is quiet and the restaurants and roads are not so crowded.

 The public schools always take their break at the same time, so all of the students are out of school.  That is why we started taken that week off also.  A lot of the team had kids that were school age, so it made it easy on everyone.  Of course, all of the kids have grown up and are not in school any more (including ours).  However, we have gotten used to the break and will continue to take the time off at spring break.

It is a great time to travel, (our favorite), or just relax.  It seems that some of our team is going on vacations, and others are just chilling and catching up on their sleep.  I hope you enjoy the break, and if you don't have one, I am sorry!  You should try it!!

Lyle Lovett Packs Rudder

Lyle Lovett and his Large Band play to a sold-out crowd Thursday at Rudder Theatre. My wife and I were fortunate to in the crowd to enjoy the concert.  We have always been fans of Lyle Lovett, but it is especially wonderful to be in the crowd when he preforms at Texas A & M.  The Class of '79 Aggie and music legend held the concert to benefit the Texas A&M Association of Former Students.  This always makes for a very personalized show. As season ticket holders to MSC OPAS we were able to buy our tickets before they went on sale to the general public.  This allowed us to get great seats, but not as good of seats as Kevin and Betsy Duff.  One of the highlights of the show was when Lyle invited Kevin Duff and Ken Appelt up on stage to sing with him in the last number.  It turns out that Kevin and Ken used to sing and play with Lyle when they were all students at Texas A&M.  It just so happens that I have had the opportunity to play and sing with Kevin Duff, (unfortunately, not with Lyle Lovett).  I guess that would be two degrees of separation between Lyle and myself.

It was a great concert and was capped off with Kevin and Ken on stage to end the show.

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