Eric took some great photos with his phone that I would love to share..
|John, me, and Mengran with our lovely prospective student, Mihai, next to me.|
|Texas paintbrush and bluebonnets|
|The kids: Eric, Me, Mihai, and Mengran w/ the bluebonnets and paintbrushes|
Afterwards John wanted to treat Mihai to Texas BBQ, which Mihai incidentally has on his bucket list, or at least his "things to do while I'm visiting this grad school in Texas" list. John was kinda nervous that I wouldn't be able to eat anything at Rudy's BBQ, but I was not. Sure enough the dead-animals-made-TX-tasty haven was plenty vegan friendly--not that they would want to know that! The staff shirts at Rudy's say, "I didn't claw my way to the top of the food chain just to eat vegetables!" Razor sharp logic, indeed. Anyhow, the smoked baked potato and 3 bean (kidney, garbanzo, and green) salad was very good. Odd that they wouldn't accept out of state licenses for a beer though and it made me glad that no where else in town that I have encountered is unkindly to the Old North State.