So that was Tuesday night. Then Ryan and his good friend, Randy, a former tight end for UCLA, started talking about the upcoming UCLA vs. Texas football game that weekend. They do this every year and little comes of it due to their dedication to their kid's rec soccer games. Ryan attended The University of Texas at Austin for grad school and William was born in Austin. All of the sudden it became a road trip on Friday night to watch the game Saturday and then drive home that night. Randy's oldest daughter is William's age. Randy's connections with the athletic department got them great tickets to the game and to a tailgate party before the game. They also had passes onto the field with the players during warm ups and as the teams ran onto the field. They had a fantastic time. And it didn't hurt that Texas played quite well. Hook 'em Horns!
After getting the sporting events out of the system, he got down to the main perk and purpose of getting the broviac out: SWIMMING! My amazing friend, Lisa, has an uncanny connection to somebody everywhere and in every profession. She works closely with the local aquatic center (that's what happens when you're president of the local rec swim team among the dozens of other hats she wears) and knows some really wonderful, kind, and generous people over there. Because I'm too tired and lazy to post more pictures, here's the link to her blog about the day: The Stuff That Really Matters!
He also enjoyed soaking peacefully in the hot tub for over an hour while we were in Newport after he finally got discharged from the hospital in LA. It's the simple things that bring us joy, right?