Our San Diego trip was nearing its conclusion.

On our last morning in town we met some friends for brunch at a restaurant near the convention center, which is located downtown, next to the shoreline..

It was a beautiful morning; we had a wonderful view of the San Diego skyline.

Many artists and performers had set up displays along the walkway at the shoreline. One man had a unique skill at balancing rocks.

After brunch we said good-bye to our friends and drove to the airport. We returned our rental car, checked in and got the good news that we had been upgraded to First Class for the flight to DFW, then went to the Admirals Club to relax.

We boarded the flight; as always I enjoyed being in First Class. An hour after take-off dinner was served. I had baked ravioli with shrimp cocktail and a salad.

Dinner in First Class: baked ravioli with shrimp cocktail.

Our flight to DFW was the kind I like — totally uneventful. We landed at DFW and changed terminals for our flight to Austin.

One of the people on our flight was Earl Campbell, winner of the 1977 Heisman Trophy after his senior year at the University of Texas, NFL Rookie of the Year, NFL Most Valuable Player, and member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Earl is not doing well these days, having a variety of health issues. In fact, he was taken aboard the plane in a wheel chair. That was sad for me to see, I will always remember Earl as one of the most dominant running backs that I have ever seen; I have not seen anyone who could equal his combination of speed and bruising power. This video shows the Earl Campbell I will remember.

We had a smooth flight back to Austin; our friend picked us up at the airport and were home by 10 p.m. It had been a fun trip but as always, it was good to be back home.