Friday, August 30, 2013

Back in the Saddle Again!!

We are indeed, back in the saddle again!

We returned home late yesterday from a very fun & exciting week in

Austin, Texas!!!

As many of you know, Dennis & I are looking at Austin as a potential retirement spot and we were not disappointed in what we found this week.

We stayed at a great boutique hotel called Vintage Villas.
We had a fresh Texas Hill Country breakfast prepared each morning.

We hit the ground running from the airport.

We took a chance for a local lunch

and stopped at a restaurant called

Jack Allen's Kitchen.


If this a a sign on how our entire week was to be, we could not have made a better choice.

The waiter was so friendly and the food was all farm to table and was superb!!

We went back one night for Happy Hour - Yeehaw!!

Red Chile Fries & Crunchy Catfish with Coleslaw

Thirsty Goat Amber Ale

The Blondie for Dessert

I think the photos tell it all!!

We did see some great planned communities in South Austin.

Some of the ideas in the model homes caught my eye!!

Yes, this is a swinging twin bed on the front porch!!

And these two photos are of a fantastic craft room!! 

And an awesome new product for countertops -

a dull finish granite with a rough edge - in many colors!!!

Dennis did not want to leave Texas without some BBQ
so we made a stop the last night at the famous

SALT LICK in Driftwood, Texas!!

Dennis finally got his six pack of cold Shiner Bock.

 The place was huge and a real classic from the 60's.

And look at those meats in the pit!!

And we must not forget another awesome lunch spot we found.


This couple has lived everywhere and came to Austin from LA to get into the food business.  Walla - pieous!!

Fresh salads, pizzas and pastrami that is homemade right here!!

The pizza crust is from a sourdough starter the owner has had for 20 years.

They make fresh mozzarella cheese everyday. 

We can't wait for our next trip in October.

Stay tuned.

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