Sunday, June 28, 2009

Enjoying the Moment

We had a good time when my parents were here for Father's Day. The BBQ was spectacular, and Dad liked my first-ever coconut cake so much he even ate it for breakfast.

On Sunday we took a field trip to Aquarena. My mother grew up in San Marcos but she hadn't been to Aquarena in many decades. It's not the same as it was when she was a girl. No more submarine theater and diving pigs. But you can still take a glass-bottomed boat ride and look down through clear 68 degree water to where the Edwards Aquifer bubbles up to form the San Marcos River.

It was a day to remember, for all of us. Denny and I, who had never seen the bottom of the river. Mother, who was a girl when she left her hometown. And Dad, who's looking toward the end of his life and enjoying the pleasures he can have now, while he can have them.

1 comment:

  1. With the conceit of a child, I did not know there was any other place in the world besides Silver Springs, Florida where there are glass-bottomed boats. No mermaids, either, I suppose?

    Thanks for pushing a memory button from my own childhood.


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