This week Hubby Tony had a training class scheduled in Dallas, Texas, and asked me if I wanted to join him for part of it. I flew out of St. Louis Tuesday morning and arrived back home this afternoon. Thanks to some new-to-me work assignments I also picked up along the way, it was a whirlwind two and a half days.
All of the people in town for Tony's training class stayed at the Magnolia Hotel. The beautiful historic building was originally the headquarters for the Magnolia Petroleum Company. The company trademark was a Pegasus, and this was the first thing I saw when I walked into the lobby:
Tony told me there were about two dozen people in his class. They weren't the only group, though. We got to share the hotel with swarms of Mary Kay Cosmetic ladies, who were in town for their annual convention. Everywhere I looked there were representatives. Even if they weren't wearing their official convention lanyard it was easy to spot them, because most had on distinctive apparel or branded items. The ones I talked with were very friendly, but I didn't want to get too close, for fear of being roped into a sales presentation.
I enjoyed spending time with Tony at breakfast and after work hours, but he wasn't the only family member I got to hang out with. You may remember that Son Tony now lives in the Dallas area, and Son Donald (who finished his university summer semester and is free until the next classes start in mid-August) was there paying his brother a visit. It was an unplanned mini family reunion!
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