Monday, October 16, 2017

Chaperones

It's not every year that Friday the 13th lands in October! 
This was certainly reason to celebrate!
I had heard about an abandoned rail station in downtown Albuquerque,
and after school and work on Friday afternoon we decided to go into town to investigate.
We got to the rail station as the sun was setting and light was
draining from the broken-out windows.
To add to the eerie experience, I played spooky Halloween music
as we drove around the historical building which was
 surrounding by a high chain link fence.
 It looked like something out of a zombie movie.  
After we went to dinner and we ordered way to much food then 
rolled into the village and onto the ranch late that night.
 Mr. Nielson, Jane and I were the only ones awake 
listening to the Killers new album to keep us awake. 
(Jane is obsessed with the Killers).

Saturday night we attended a church dance for our all the youth in our area.  
Mr. Nielson and I were chaperones for the evening and
it was pretty great to watch Clane interact with other youth (boys!),
and (slow) dance.  They get their timidness and lack of coordination from me,
(I'm so sorry girls!). We also secretly took some great photos
of the girls slow dancing with boys that we will reveal in their
lives at just the right time.
Mr. Nielson and I awkwardly tried to get things heated up on the dance floor
and Claire told me I would probably regret everything I was doing in the morning,
((super rude)).
  Every time a slow song came on the kids would clear out the dance floor.
This is going to make me sounds really old, but I hate the music
kids listen to these days. 
I would have been happy just to listen to Whitney Houston all night.