This weekend I was off to College Station to reunite with some fun, crazy ladies. I took a much needed day off of work on Friday and after sleeping in I hit the road and got in to town by lunchtime.
You know how some couples have 'their' restaurant? Well, my girlies and I had 'our' favorite spot on Northgate - Fitzwilly's. Not as famous as The Dixie Chicken, but we loved it and ate there several times a week. (It helped that our dorm was right across the street.)
Two things you must do at Fitzwilly's:
- Order a 'Fitz Favorite' - hamburger, fries and a beer
- Play shuffleboard
I love shuffleboard. I don't know that I have played much since college, but it all came back. Made me want to find some places around here with shuffleboard tables... and people who also like to play shuffleboard.
Summer and Jennie needed to take a break from the game for a few minutes.
Wahhhhndah was our chariot for the weekend. She is a big ol' diesel Excursion who almost gurgles as she gets going, hence the name Wahhhhhndah. Jess was a great chauffeur and parked the large vehicle with ease.
When we first arrived The Corner was almost empty and it was very easy to hold a conversation, but as it got later and later the place became packed with college students.
College students who seemed very young... and had no crow's feet, cellulite or varicose veins.
We soon began to feel old.
So we left.
Since we were so close we drove over to our old dorm, Davis Gary. Davis Gary was not a glamorous dorm. In fact, it was probably the most basic of all of the female dorms on campus. A very small room for two students, community bathrooms and it was surrounded by male dorms.
We lovingly referred to it as Dirty Ghetto instead of Davis Gary.
We had some great times there.
My room was on the first floor and just outside the frame of the photo. Room 114. And since the window was right next to the door, anyone who forgot their ID (which was needed to enter the dorm) knocked on the window for us to come open it for them. If I had a dollar for every drunk student that knocked on our window in the middle of the night...