Category Archives: texas

happy for texas

Congratulations, Astros!!! I’m not a baseball fan, but I decorated my kitchen window in the right colors!

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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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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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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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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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new fans

An afternoon at Lucy’s Fried Chicken means lots of new music and hours of people-watching, along with margaritas and chicken tenders, of course. This sign is everywhere!  The Bullock Museum gift shop had it on pot holders and t-shirts.  Here … Continue reading

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habaneros and sxsw food

If you’re hungry for Mexican food, there’s a little place on W. Oltorf in South Austin that has the best! This is Will’s favorite food in Austin (aside from where he works at Terry Black’s Barbecue, of course!).  Banjo Man and Son … Continue reading

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our own crane

If you are six years old and your grandparents are having a new air conditioning unit installed and that involved hiring a crane then you put on your hard hat and your construction vest and you watch the show. The … Continue reading

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seen around town

We assumed this was a taxi, but then realized that in Austin this could be a personal car.  Or a donut delivery machine. Lovely painting on the side of the corner gas station. Free advertising for Teddy.

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