Thursday, May 29, 2008

Austin: The Morning After

This is my artistic abstract photograph of Dale Watson playing at The Continental Club. It was mounds of fun.

The outdoor seating of Jo's Coffee on South Congress. I love the metal! This is where I had my celebrity sighting.

Suzi took me to Smitty's Market in Lockhart, Texas. You buy the meat right from the cooks in a very hot! outer room where, regardless of outdoor temperature, there is an extremely hot fire burning for them to cook the meat. You can get an avocado and they give you white bread. No forks, people, you eat with your hands. I think it was the greasiest sausage I've ever had. I also had an Arnold Palmer.

This is the interior of Smitty's Market, where you get your sides (potato salad, beans, avocado) and drinks. It's cash only. I love the signs. Also, you can get beer if you want and ice cream for dessert.

An interesting building in Lockhart, Texas

The replica of the Oval Office, cerca LBJ. I didn't get a picture of it, but there was a cool phone in a drawer. And a wooden console that housed three small TVs. Maybe so he could watch all three major networks at once?

All in all, the trip was a smashing success. I am glad to be home, where the temp is 73 instead of 93, with no humidity. I also slept like a baby. I was glad to see MB and Son also, though Son wasted no time getting up to his old tricks of not falling asleep until after 10 and not wanting to wear appropriate clothing for school. But he also couldn't do anything because he was so distracted by the books he's reading, about which I cannot complain.
I will now begin my post-vacation regimen of rice, vegetables and water. A vacation filled with barbecue, beer and wine means cleansing.


Limon de Campo said...

I live vicariously through your vacations. You know that, right?

ErinAlice said...

Austin looks great. Now I want to go there. There is an ed. conference there I think. Maybe I need to find a reason to go.

Lisa B. said...

How macrobiotic your recovery, yet how greasy and satisfying your vacation. The yin, the yang, the Luke Wilson of it all. Oh, Luke!

Counterintuitive said...

I can't quite get over the greasy pile of meat with white bread and avocado. Revolting and inviting all at once.

Nik said...

Welcome back. I hope you're cleansed quickly so that the eating and drinking can begin SLC-style!

Condiment said...

Austin looks like a lot of fun. What am I doing here?