This afternoon K and I paid a visit to our local Barnes & Noble/Starbucks. As we pulled in to the parking lot K spotted a beautiful vintage red Porsche, and the owner was standing beside it. I parked and told K I'd be right back, that I wanted to get a photo of this very nice car, with the owner's permission, of course.
The owner told me that I was welcome to take all the photos I wanted, and told me about his car, a 1964 356. The more we talked, the more familiar looking this guy was. Then it dawned on me....he was Gary Kelly, the CEO of Southwest Airlines. He couldn't have been more down to earth, a real gentleman. We talked briefly about SWA, and a lot about cars. To me he's a consummate businessman that I admire immensely.
I asked him if he ever took his car to "Cars and Coffee", and he said no but he'd like to, and asked for more details. I told him it was always the first Saturday of each month and was held in the parking lot of Classic BMW in Plano. He said he would love to attend, and that he would check his schedule to see if he would be in town on 2/5. That would be cool. I would like to visit with him more some day.
Definitely one of my more memorable Saturdays.