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Austin Day 4

Today we are hoping for a hike, or two, depending on so many things: our feet. the weather, time.  And a bit of sight seeing. Starting out early we head first to the Cathedral of Junk, then on to a walk at Barton Creek, then if all is […]

AUSTIN Day 3- Road trip

This post is under Development We set the GPS to avoid highways and take us first to Pedernales Falls State Park.  We wanted to walk a bit and see the falls.  When we arrived…   The whole drive was pretty and we were able to visit a number […]


I would like to say as we sit at El Mercado waiting for our sopa and enchiladas at almost 2 pm that we had a late start today but really not. We had a bit of a false start that was almost a jackpot when we headed out […]

Austin – Night 1

So Brad was home sick with a cold but it was the last night of Creek Walk, he was asleep, what would it hurt to sneak out for a bit.  I took an uber across town to 9th and the Creek and the line wrapped around the block. […]


I woke up early in our fabulous borrowed downtown Austin condo and set to work on a plan. Big thanks to my friend Kim who sent me some info on what’s going on in Austin today. With that in hand and a need for a grocery, a bakery, […]


On 72 just off Central Park West. With a fabulous menu. Prime rib, burgers, fish, we wound up with the Cheese plate which was good but you might want to check if you don’t like a string drizzle of honey. And the happy hour and Sunday and Monday […]

Window Shopping

    The Amazon 4 Star Store. Who knew? Not I. Fun to see but not much that I haven’t seen before.                   just an empty yard. Well,almost empty. Next to my new favorite shop           […]


We came back to this tiny cafe and had a reasonable but not good Caesar. The anchovies “on the side” were pickled in vinegar rather than cured in oil We had a pasta with pesto which was quite basilish and had some good green beans and undercooked potatoes. […]


We walked across the park to get to the Koch Theater at Lincoln Center today. To our delight it was open and the Hungarian National Ballet was going to perform. Three pieces the first, a couple, was fabulous. She with a stiffened body holding poses as he lifted […]