AUSTIN – Day 5

We started the day off on time today at the Umlauf Sculpture Garden.  Umlauf was a UT professor and prolific sculptor, he and his wife lived next door to a dump that eventually was turned into this fabulous garden.   Even if you dont love his sculpture it was a beautiful place to be outside.  While we were there we saw a yoga class being held in the pergola.  

you gotta love a sculpture garden that embraces Braille

After Umlauf we were off to find lunch, I had read about the Picnic Food Truck Park and headed us there but was looking in the wrong direction when we turned the corner and , well, we moved on.  Since I have read that you can get the best bbq in town here.  After a few false starts we wound up having Pho at Elizabeths.   It was good.  We had dumplings in a spicy sauce and the chocolate bouchon which was up there with the best brownie we have tried. 

It was a day of seeing and hearing about things to do and know

Right near something we did was the Pecan grove RV Park, a place to look into if if we drive back in the tiny house. For retirement communities the word was Querincia.  Upcoming events are lights along the greenway to celebrate the season and Art Streets Dec 1st and 2nd.  To eat perhaps Juliet Italian Kitchen or Green Mesquite bbq.  But for us Terry blacks so we can compare to what we had in Lockhart.  There is Ichuko for sushi, an entire neighborhood near the Daugherty Arts Centers and the question of what are these water zones.

Today we were in North Taylor? Which might have been up near the Contemporary Art at Laguna Gloria, another r beautiful place to wander.   Sculpture placed among the trees and clearings on this large lakefront property which also houses an art school. 

We ended the day at an Italian restaurant that made it to the top of every recommended list, Andiamo Ristorante.  We had the fried calamari and mushroom soup to start followed by spaghetti carbonara and sautéed spinach.  I thought it was all fantastic and worth the drive depending on what else is available.  The only thing to throw off our pleasure was the extremely loud gentleman at the next table. 

The highlight: to discover what is the mural under the Lamar Bridge by Laurie Frick.  

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