Tuesday, September 18, 2007

VMRCVM Homecoming

We drove to Blacksburg for the Vet School Homecoming at Virginia Tech this weekend. Once we got out of the brutal northern Virginia traffic, it was a great weekend. We had gorgeous weather, great seats for the VT-Ohio game, guest passes to the world-famous Newkirk tailgate, and a chance to catch up with some of my classmates and visit our old haunts. Mark got to experience the "BAM" (big a** mug) at PK's Pizza, although his was filled with root beer. Kim and Johnny let us tag along with Daisy for dog fun at the cornfields (Sandy was sidelined due to a minor injury.) And we stopped on the way home at Home Place, where the family-style cooking is out of this world. Somehow, Mark fought off food coma and drove us safely home.

We also visited the new permanent memorial to the Virginia Tech massacre in April. Each piece of Hokie Stone is engraved with the name of one of the victims. I am so struck by the sense of community at Virginia Tech, as I was even before this tragedy occurred.

Friday, September 07, 2007


Not too many kids can boast that their grandmother twirls fire baton. But Sara can. Becky was a champion baton twirler in her youth, and can still dazzle!