If I Didn’t See With My Own Eyes

18 Aug

I met Lisa on September 16,1994 in a lesbian bar. That’s why last night was such a perfect send off for our last weekend in Austin. We had spent the day packing the trailer. Looking from our pile of stuff to that tiny trailer had caused me some exceedingly restless nights. Lisa’s history of packing 18-wheelers gave me some hope, but I still had little faith. The end results were amazing. We had help from our sons, their dad and Lisa’s cousin. I was in charge of recording where everything was put in the trailer, writing furiously as they squeezed things into every nook. If I didn’t see it with my own eyes, I would never have believed how much we fit in that trailer.

Friends had told us of a fun sounding event happening last night. It was a reunion of folks who used to hang at a bar named Rusty’s, long gone the way of lesbian bars in Austin. We took naps, dusted off our only pair of clean shorts and headed over to Maria’s Tacos for an old fashioned lesbian soiree and drag show. We had a blast. A last chance to dance a little two-step, run into some old friends and visit the time capsule of our past. It was absolutely the best send off possible. Had I not seen it with my own eyes, I wouldn’t have believed we could step back in time, except of course for the cell phones, gray hair and extra weight LOL.

An end to a perfect day.

A Room Full of Stuff

Fit this in the Trailer? OMG



Find Something? I doubt it.

Find Something? I doubt it.

Grandson, Lisa, DIL, Sons & their dad.

Going to Miss You Sweeties

Maria's Tacos

Maria’s Tacos

Great Drag Show

Life is a Cabaret

Refrigerator Magnet

Thought For the Day

7 Responses to “If I Didn’t See With My Own Eyes”

  1. Lisa Thompson August 18, 2013 at 2:47 pm #

    What a day it was! An amazing day with my kids and family. Thanks for all your help.
    Dancing was fun as always. I love being in the arms of my wife. I remember when we first met and she was teaching me to dance. I didn’t have a clue how to two step. But she whirled me around the floor and I would just look up and laugh the entire time. Now when we dance, it feels like pure love.


  2. Paul Licce August 18, 2013 at 4:57 pm #

    Best wishes for ya’ll’s new adventure! I’ve enjoyed keeping up with your progress through your blog. Hope you’ll continue with it.


    • afish25 August 18, 2013 at 6:01 pm #

      Absolutely! Love doing the blog. Want to start a FB page too. Thanks for your support.


  3. Terry August 18, 2013 at 4:59 pm #

    Reading about your adventure is bittersweet. While I am incredibly proud of you two, I am also breathing into the immense change it brings to our family. Who knew in 1994 when all of this began, & in 1996 when we moved 6 miles apart that in 2013 we’d be living in different countries.


    • afish25 August 18, 2013 at 6:04 pm #

      Your love and support means everything to us. We couldn’t have made this family work without you. You will always be one of the moms.


  4. Carole Barasch August 20, 2013 at 10:12 am #

    Adios to you both. You’ve been great neighbors and friends and I wish you both good health and lots of happiness as you embark on your Mexico adventures.


    • afish25 August 22, 2013 at 4:07 pm #

      Thanks Carole, Take good care of the neighborhood. We are off on our big adventure.



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