There’s no place like home

Posted on Aug 17, 2009 in day trips, general austin | 2 Comments

My coworker was raving about the Aquarium in Dallas, and somehow I got the bright idea it would be fun to go on a family vacation there for the weekend. Husband agreed. Stupid, masochistic us. NEVER go anywhere with a almost three year old who is in the middle of a “I’m not going to […]

A grandma’s perspective

Posted on Jul 16, 2009 in day trips, general austin, retirement | No Comments

[ed. note: Here’s a guest blog post from my mother. ] Our granddaughter has arrived and her mommy and daddy have their hands full, so it’s time for another guest blog, this time from a grandmother’s point of view. So here goes… Retiring to the Texas Hill Country, especially when we can live in close […]

Barbecue around Austin

Posted on Jun 30, 2009 in day trips, Food | 2 Comments

I’ve got two weeks to go until the little bambina appears. So naturally all I can think about is food. At the same time I have no energy to write an original post. So please check out this thread at Austin Chowhound, which discusses the absolutely fabulous barbecue joints we have within an hour of […]

San Antonio

Posted on Jun 17, 2009 in day trips, entertainment, Food | 2 Comments

It’s not everyday you find out your grandmother is getting a Congressional Gold Medal (albeit posthumously as she passed in 2004). Congress just passed a measure to recognize the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) for their bravery and honor during World War II. My grandma, along with 1,101 other women did everything from towing targets […]