Jose had flown in from LA and wanted the entire Austin experience. Bruce took him to Jo’s for coffee and breakfast tacos, then we went to the lakeside and checked out the skyline. We finished the session at the Texas Capitol with Texas Forever shirts during a veteran’s rally — a fitting end, they said, because both men are in the service.
Throughout the session, we were slowed down by joggers on the hike & bike trail who wanted to high-five and congratulate the couple on their engagement. Joggers stopped to compliment Bruce and Jose on their matching Love Conquers Hate t-shirts and many more gave thumbs-up. This is the Texas I know: vibrant, happy, tolerant, and proud.