Just FYI, I stole the title of this blog from an episode of Monk! However, this weekend was, indeed, my 20 year high school reunion and boy did we make a weekend of it! The festivities began with a gathering of Hillcrest High School alums at Carolina Ale House after work on Friday night for some food and spirits. Some of us got more 'spirited' than others but I'm not going to name names (Michael Robinson)!
The Twisted Missus even joined us after she got off work. Either that or she would have had to fend for herself for dinner! Yeah, I blackmail my wife from time to time! Then I force her to be my personal photographer! I'm awful, I know!
The next morning, Tessa and I got up bright and early and made our way to Hillcrest High School for a tour of the building to reminisce and see what changes have been made over the past 20 years.
Immediately following the tour, we made our way down to PD Terry Park in Fountain Inn for the reunion picnic. They had some barbecue catered so we ate and socialized for a while before heading back home to get dressed up for the dinner later that evening.
The dinner was held at Carolina Springs Golf Club where a nice buffet was served as well as a cash bar that, thankfully, took other forms of payment! It was great to see a lot of people I hadn't seen in the last 20 years. Everyone was fairly pleasant although a few people had some poker faces and plastic smiles but most of them, overall, seemed genuine. I was pleasantly surprised that quite a few fellow alums who no longer live around here knew what I do for a living. Ironically, some that do live here did not. I'm not one to toot my own horn but the question "What are you up to these days?" usually pops up when you haven't seen someone in two decades. I was also relieved to know that I wasn't the only one that got fat and bald!
It was a weekend I won't soon forget! Especially since it was 20 years in the making!