On Friday night, Mandy and I went to Steve and Nicole’s pumpkin carving party. We had a great time carving pumpkins, playing ping pong, drinking warm spiced cider and sitting around the bonfire.
Saturday, we left to visit Miami University. Unfortunately, it was a cloudy day and it rained quite a bit. I took Mandy on a tour of the brick campus. We came upon the recently renovated McGuffey Museum. It was right next to a dorm (Wells Hall) I used to live in, and I always walked by. I wanted to visit the McGuffey’s home, but never had the opportunity before. My ancestors learned to read via the famous McGuffey readers. They are second in the number of printed copies only to the Bible.
I ran into quite a few people I knew from my tenure at Miami: Biff Rocha, Jeff Morrow, Nate Cash’s brother, John Lynch, Pat, and Joan Moynagh. It was nice to return to campus and still know a few people. Mandy and I stopped at Bagel & Deli for dinner. Then we were off to the Steel Drum concert (at Hall Auditorium). Afterwords, we joined John and Lisa for a water tower at First Run.
Sunday, we went to church and ran into Joan. We had a wonderful brunch at Di Paolo’s Restaurant in the Elms Hotel. It definitely featured engaging conversation. Unfortunately, our time at Miami quickly passed and it was time to head home.