We spent an evening exploring Rainey Street, which is a residential part of town where all the historic houses are bars and restaurants. We had never seen anything like it and it was one of our favorites
They are all separately owned and each has it's own theme or style, and most have back gardens
Barton Springs is a naturally fed spring in Zilker Park that has miles and miles of trails, activities, plus you can swim in it. We spent half a day exploring the grounds and discovering lots of amazing things
The art deco changing house at the pool
everything was built in this heavy, tan brick and the whole place looked like a retro movie set
I got this e-mail from my brother Steve the other day. It was probably intended to be a stupid forum post, but he is a great writer and I like his forthright style and self aware honesty. He's talking about the show True Detective. Love you, Beeb!
"Just finished last night. Can't get the season's soundtrack out of my head. Here's link if you want lonesome guitar, wailing vocals, or clap/stomp gospel and much more -- Boogie Down Productions stuff, the Melvin's. Great collection. The deep south continues to fascinate/scare me -- charming yet creepy.
The sketchiness vibe about the deep south True Detective gave me is similar to the fear of swimming in open water Jaws gave me as a kid - unreasonable suspicion and fear. heh. But wow, Great show..."
My Mom & Dad cleaned out their spice cabinet of "things they didn't use" and gave them to
spice-oholic me, to adopt or discard. Some of these are from our house in Detroit, for real: check out "Frank's Rubbed Sage" (bottom row, 3rd from right), the Spice Islands Coriander, and the vintage tin of Durkee Turmeric. I kept all of it.