Category Archives: austin

a few more pictures from austin

And at the Austin airport’s new gift shop I saw these.  Hilarious!  I didn’t have room in my bag for any of them, unfortunately. Which one is your favorite?  

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root beer and pancakes

It’s good to be a grandmother, especially when my daughter-in-law says, “He can eat anything he wants!” and believes that grandmothers should be allowed to spoil their grandsons. I’m very good at that.  It’s one of my super powers. So … Continue reading

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when coffee is necessary, find a robot

Hi, everyone. I’m back in Rhode Island.  Will took me to the Austin airport at 3:30 AM last Wednesday.  My suitcase was much lighter (baby quilt finished and gifted, jam, summer clothes and sandals left behind) and my heavy electronics … Continue reading

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i have a ticket

Oh, my goodness!  Joshua Bell is performing at the Long Center in Austin October 6.  I’m going to this.  Can you believe it?   “The Long Center and KMFA present an evening with Joshua Bell accompanied by pianist Sam Haywood, Saturday, … Continue reading

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home alone

Banjo Man is no longer in his favorite spot at the Continental Club.  See how happy he looks?  He was waiting for Hey Bale to begin playing. He’s back in Rhode Island now, suffering from the same virus I have.  … Continue reading

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coughing in austin

Yes, that’s what I’m doing here in Texas.  Banjo Man headed home yesterday and we are hoping that neither he or Son Will gets this nasty virus.  Son Ben and the Funny Grandson are both sick with the same thing … Continue reading

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acoustic mcmurtry

Tuesday night at the Continental Club Gallery James McMurtry does a 90-minute acoustic set. Just James and his two guitars (one is a 12 string that sounds like heaven). Austin-based McMurtry has a reputation for being a bit, well, grumpy.  … Continue reading

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long way from home

While New England prepared for another storm yesterday, we ate an early dinner on the patio outside of Whole Foods. Snow??  What snow??? It’s a hard life. The day began with breakfast at Habanero’s, a local Mexican place with fabulous … Continue reading

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friday morning tournament

We’ve had blueberry pancakes at the Magnolia Cafe and now it’s time for a little friendly competition.  One competitor is almost 77 and the other is 7.  The matches are very close. Root beer floats will be served later.  To … Continue reading

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notes from austin

Yep, we made it to Texas. It’s a sunny morning here.  Banjo Man has walked to his happy place, the HEB grocery store.  And I am here at the condo wearing shorts and drinking coffee. Will is at work making … Continue reading

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