As I mentioned previously I camped my way from the Midwest to Arlington, TX to attend my daughter's graduation from the University of Texas at Arlington and her after-party held at her uncle's home in Arlington.
My daughter Nickelle, all smiles before the ceremony!
I was prepared for a lengthy three or four hour grind but couldn't have been more surprised. The speaker, a manager from Goldman Sachs and also a UTA grad, began with "I'll try to keep this brief..." and he did! Then, in a super organized diploma ceremony, the university ran about 2000 business school grads up on the stage and back to their seats for a total elapsed time of about 90 minutes!
New grad, diploma and proud Dad!
It was a great graduation ceremony and the celebration party at her uncle's place was very well attended with probably 60 to 70 friends and family there. I ended up giving about a dozen guided tours of the Mini which was parked two houses down from where the party was.