Mario was a featured speaker in the College of Architecture’s 2011 fall lecture series at the University of Texas at San Antonio. He and Marta graciously accepted my offer to be guests in my home during their stay. Of course we toured San Antonio; it was my pleasure to return some of the hospitality that had been shown to me so many times in Havana. At one point when visiting the Missions National Historical Park, my friend Ivan Myjer took them up in the man-lift for closer inspection of his masonry conversation work in progress. We had great fun, and I think the joy shows in their faces of the picture I took at the end of that afternoon.