We were supposed to be in Houston this weekend. Alas, the high winds on Friday meant that the U.S. Government was closed and that our flight was cancelled. The next outgoing flight was Saturday at 4:30pm, so there was no point, since we were scheduled to return on Sunday afternoon. MoBob was there the entire week so at least he got to see the rodeo and Blake Shelton ($18 ticket!). He was also able to get a Saturday night flight back. I was really disappointed since none of us had visited before, and in addition to the rodeo my dad's half-sister's family is there, as well as several friends. At least Z was a real trooper and patiently waited while I wrangled with the airline. I fly so rarely in the U.S. (once a year, if that) that it's a shock to pay for seat assignments, checked baggage, entertainment, and meals. As I remarked on Facebook, even a middle seat on the 17 hour flight from Atlanta to Jo'burg is tolerable because of all the perks.
Over President's Day weekend we saw an excellent student production of The Lion King (which Z later watched several times on DVD), attended engineering day, and watched the musical adaptation of Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, which Z had read and enjoyed. Sadly performances later were cancelled because of a fire in the theater so I'm glad we were able to see when we did.
I have a tumblr account now, to follow all the #reylo goodness. I realized that I joined LJ because of Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter, and now I'm on another medium because of another fandom.