Category Archives: austin

where’s the hole?

  Yes, this is a photo of a roll of toilet paper.  Maybe I’m the only one who hasn’t seen this eco-friendly or budget-friendly or something-friendly innovation in toilet paper, but just in case you don’t know about it, here … Continue reading

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hurry up and wait

“Hurry up and wait” was the theme of our travel experience this Christmas.  From being delayed by a contractor’s visit and rushing to the airport last week only to find out the flight was delayed to yesterday’s issue with our … Continue reading

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merry christmas from Austin 2018

It took quite a few hours to get out of Baltimore, but it happened!  Here is the view from the window as we were about to land in Austin.  It was a welcome sight. The airport baggage claim area was … Continue reading

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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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