Five years ago, Mom and I were enjoying a brisk and blustery day at Fountain Abby in Yorkshire.

(This picture was taken by two really nice looking French tourists. Hence my big smile, despite freezing my butt off, not to mention that I look like a Spinster School Teacher on Holiday.)

Surprisingly, the weather on this Texas afternoon is just ask brisk and blustery. But my taste in jeans has remarkably improved.