If you have read my blog for a while like a lot of you have, you probably well know that I'm a serious California girl. I love living in the golden state, and the bay area weather really agrees with my system.
When I do leave home, I end up in Austin, Texas from time to time. My goodness I get such a kick out of visiting there.
On my last trip, I took the advice of my good quilting friend Carol and had dinner at the Eastside Cafe. They grow most of their own herbs and a lot of their veggies on the property in a garden right next to the restaurant. Things are so super fresh. The servers are warm and kind and the inside has different rooms because it used to be a house.
I was also wandering around South Congress looking for a couple of things in an antique shop called Uncommon Objects. I found way more than I thought I would, so that was really fun. The ultimate treasure was a vintage rosary for my son's first communion. They have a funny movie of some of the interesting things in their shop.
The most fortunate thing that happened to me was walking past a jewelry shop called Limbo. I love very simple affordable little earrings and necklaces. I got a pair of earrings and may have to try to order online. The shop in person is super modern and amazing.
I did manage to avoid something that Texans call "Fire Ants."
I was like, "Gee, what's a fire ant?"
My friend laughed and said they have been known to kill baby cows.
I'm thinking it's a good thing that I didn't make intimate acquaintance with any of them.
I guess I've finally learned to appreciate good old California style ants.