Wednesday, August 29, 2018

There's an App for That!

The first thing I did this morning was whip cream for the mousse cake I baked yesterday.  I have to tell you, I was very excited, and not so much for the mousse cake.

Papa and I picked up Matt and Will from the airport this afternoon!  The first thing they wanted to do was look at the stereoscope slides they've heard so much about. This was without any prompting from me, as I felt the evening was too complicated as it was.

The slides exceeded their expectations -- I was very pleased.  They wanted to copy the slides and show their friends.  We discussed 2-D vs 3-D and why the slides were so cool.  Matt was pretty sure there was an app to convert these slides to 3-D.  I told him that's what the stereoscope viewer was for.

In the meantime, Papa Ben grilled dinner.

During our visit in Dallas earlier this month, Matt requested steak for this meal.  And mashed potatoes.  I made carmelized onion and mushroom gravy.  I don't think Matt enjoyed this as much as I did.  But he was all over the broccoli, and the watermelon, which didn't make it into any pictures.

I've been making chocolate mousse cake for 35 years.  Last year, Will suggested I use Ghirardelli dark chocolate instead of Hershey milk chocolate.  People, this is a game changer.

This is a real picture, not posed.

I had fun showing off our mountains to Matt.  I'm still working on cardinal directions with Will.

Papa took Matt and his guitar, which had flown with them inside the cabin, to campus.  Checking into the dorm was more of an adventure than they expected, but it all worked out.  Dave, the bass sounds great, so no worries.

I took Will.  While he checked in, I stepped out of the car.  Oh my.

And in no time Will was off, too.  This is going to be a fun semester.

Thank you, Julie. You're Welcome, Louie.

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