*image from wikipedia
Last night we took a trip down memory lane. We drove to Gainesville--the University of FL-- to see a show, but what I enjoyed so much more than the music was visiting my old college town. Of course we went to our favorite Asian food place, which lived up to our expectations--slooow service, but amazing [and amazingly cheap] food. We drove by my old apartment, and I noticed the trees I never paid much attention to. We walked through campus and drove through downtown. It all reminded me of what a special place Gainesville is. Amisha is really lucky to call it home. (She also has some great photos.)
I never wanted to go to UF, but after a rough freshman year elsewhere, I found friends who welcomed me as a roommate. I didn't get lost in the shuffle of the giant university like I thought I would, but I found others with common interests. I discovered a fulfilling career and a major among the dozens the school offers.
And the cool thing was, I didn't feel so old when we were there last night. I guess Dave Matthews' following has grown up, just like us.
I can't wait to get back to Gainesville in a few weeks for my brother's wedding. It's going to be beautiful. Just look at the location.