Category Archives: austin

the christmas gift

Last December I had something happen to me in a grocery store that had never happened to me before.  Or to anyone I know, for that matter. It was just a few days before Christmas and Banjo Man and I … Continue reading

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merry christmas from texas

I’m taking a break from assembling casseroles for Christmas morning breakfast.  I don’t know when that became a tradition in our family, but it had something to do with trying to get some food in my children in between the … Continue reading

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day in, night out in austin

One of our favorite blues men, Johnny Nicholas, was playing at our favorite bar, the Saxon Pub, last night. Will and I planned to be there.  Of course.  Johnny no longer does the Wednesday Happy Hour, so when he does appear … Continue reading

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sunday’s antique mall

Will and I decided to do something a little different Sunday afternoon, so we headed north to the Austin Antique Mall. You never know what you’re going to find. How about a handknit clock? I wished these boots were my size. … Continue reading

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catching up here in austin

It is raining lightly this morning, something folks in Austin never seem to mind.  No flash flooding, no tropical storms or wind.  Just a calm little rainy morning, overcast and gray. I am going to fill the crock pot with … Continue reading

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flying east

We headed out of our hotel at 4 AM Wednesday.  Banjo Man was very, very unhappy with the weight of our luggage.  He said so many, many times. His suitcase was heavy, too.  Banjo Man’s initial statement of, “My suitcase … Continue reading

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brisket is king

We can’t go to Austin without having a meal where Will works “in the pit”. So here are some pictures of Will working hard.  That meat smoking business?  It’s serious in Texas.            

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good times, 2017

We’re home, we’re cold (it’s 20 degrees this morning) and we’re a tiny bit weary. But boy, did we have fun. Our 3 1/2 hour layover in D.C. was spent at a restaurant we’d tried before, on December 31’s return … Continue reading

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saturday in the bleachers

I’m not a bleacher fan and didn’t go prepared with cushions or portable back rests, but Banjo Man and I sat for SEVEN HOURS AND FIFTEEN MINUTES on a metal bench at Threadgill’s backyard on Saturday.  Even though we arrived … Continue reading

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one margarita, two margarita

It was Friday afternoon. I was thirsty. My grandson was nowhere around. The music was fabulous. And that’s all I’m going to say about that.

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