Jay Lake (jaylake) wrote,
Jay Lake

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[travel] Mumble mumble

We started out in Galveston, TX, drove to Gainesville, TX with stops for photography, food, and danjite's jerky (buffalo, elk and venison).

In Gainesville we visited my early childhood, including an impromptu tour of the restored glory which is my Lake grandparents' old home. We also visited their graves, which was quite a bit more emotional for me than I had expected.

420 miles or so after we set out, we were back in Dallas for a terrific Chinese dinner with the parents. Off to the airport at 0:dark:30 for the flight home. Photos and other such tomorrow or the next day.

I leave you with this potentially evocative if necessarily inaccurate thought:

"We are defined by the deaths of our parents and the lives of our children."
Tags: family, personal, texas, travel

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