This past weekend I went to my ten year high school reunion. Some days I wonder how it’s already been ten years and where did all the time go? Other days I think about everything that has taken place in my life for the past ten years and am honestly shocked it has only been that amount of time. As you all know I grew up must faster than the average person. Becoming a mother at a young teen age, raising children as a single mom and taking care of a child with special needs really aged me fast.
My ten year high school reunion was broken up into three events. Thanks to my good friends at GM Texas I was given the chance to ride in style driving a Metallic Orange Camaro with racing strips. Getting dressed up for the various events and driving this car just made me feel young and sexy. It also felt much more powerful than my small SUV that I normally drive. Which although I loved the feeling, I had to be careful to watch my speed. The new leather smell was intoxicating and the Camaro handled turns without feeling like the car is going to flip over like in my SUV. It was a very smooth ride for a sports car which surprised me. GM had to practically pry the keys out of my hand when they came to pick it up and I do believe I had some tears as they drove off down the road.
Friday Night: Fort Worth Club and Hyena’s
Friday night was the first event which was held at the Fort Worth Club in Downtown. It was nice to see some people that I hadn’t seen in over ten years. The location was kind of warm inside and they did not have valet parking which was surprising to me so it took us a little while to drive around and figure out which street the parking garage was off of. The reunion was held on the 12th floor and once security realized we were wondering around lost they announced to us over the intercom which was nice. We all took photos and enjoyed conversations reconnecting with our old peers.
After the reunion was over at the Fort Worth Club we all decided to walk over to Hyena’s which is a comedy club in Downtown Fort Worth. Although the show had already begun there is an area that is strictly a night club with pool tables, a bar and seating. One of the guys that went to school with us manages the place so he invited us all out with free cover and low cost drinks. Which was nice. We had a great time at the after party. Several more people showed up that weren’t able to make it to the Fort Worth Club. I played a couple of games of pool and lost but it was entertaining.
Saturday: Family Park Day and Rebellion Party at Aardvark
Saturday morning the second event was kicked off at a park near our old high school. It was considered the family day so everyone could bring out their families to mingle. The main attraction was suppose to be Hot Air Balloon Lifts which Hot Air Balloon Rides are on my Life List so T and I had to attend for that. We were so excited but unfortunately a Hot Air Balloon Festival had come into town and the company wasn’t able to make it to our event. It was only a free offer if they were available so we couldn’t complain, too much.
Noah was with his grandparents for the weekend and Gabby wasn’t able to be talked into going with us to the park. So it was just T and I. When we first arrived she looked at me and said ‘mom I’m one of the only big kids here‘. I just looked at her and said ‘yes, T, your mom was a little too young to be having children when you were born.’ Just a nice reminder of being a teenage mom. I’m so glad I’m able to discuss openly with her about life. The weather was brutal hot. We watched the little kids jump in a bounce house and talked to old friends for hours. When we left the park a few of us took our kids to a local ice cream shop which was very nice and again, chatted for a couple of hours.
Saturday night was the Rebellion Party at Aardvark. The group of us that rode together had never been here before. It is a local bar that allows bands to play live music. We got to hear three different rock bands play. I played some more pool and almost won this time, if it wasn’t for me scratching on the 8 ball. But hey, I’m learning! There were people who came Saturday night that we didn’t see on Friday. Each event brought out a different crowd which was nice to see more new faces. I enjoyed hanging out with people I grew up with, some that are still great friends and some that I hadn’t seen in years.
After we left Aardvark we went to IHOP at 2 AM. Of course we were all sober which made it even more fun. Have you ever been at IHOP after a night club and/or bar closes? All the drunks were there. You know the kind… The ones who were spilling their secrets from the night to one another believing they were quiet when in reality they were announcing everything very loudly. I can’t remember the last time I laughed so hard. Plus eating pancakes at 3 AM was a nice treat I hadn’t done in a while.
The whole weekend was great and I’m very glad I attended all the events. It was nice getting back in touch with everyone. I’m still in awe that it’s been ten years since graduation. There were more photos from the night you can view in my Flickr Set.