Sunday, April 15, 2007

A glorious Austin Sunday

It's just been lovely today. Not a cloud in the sky, not too hot either. We went a-drivin' this morning to accomplish a few tasks, then dumped the car back at the apartment and got a bus into town. Stopped off at Whole Earth where I bought a sunglasses case, then it was down to Waterloo Records, who were celebrating 25 years of business with a free concert featureing about eight local bands, all day. This was pretty cool; we hung out for a while, had a beer, chilled out.

Departed via Whole Foods for some lunch, walked over to Republic park a few blocks away. The Austin Arts Festival was here this weekend, which took over about six blocks of town, closed the streets and had over 200+ artists selling their wares.

After enjoying the delights of this market, we walked ten-ish blocks to Scholz Garten for a couple of beers. Scholtz was surprisingly empty for such a lovely day but we enjoyed the sun in their garden.

We walked on, another ten-ish blocks through the University to the Crown and Anchor, where we partook of another couple of fine ales. Beer-fueled excercise, it's great :-)

Onward to Trudy's for a splendid supper, then walking another 15 blocks back to the apartment, where I am typing this while watching Doctor Who. Can't be beat :-)

A bit wamer, any road, than yesterday - we were up in Burnet for an airshow. 20MPH winds gusting to 35MPH, crosswinds of 45 degrees over the runway, proved to be some challenging conditions for both pilots and spectators alike...

I did promise some hot rods from the other week. They were very cool.

Check them out here.

The Doctor demands my attention, so I will continue anon...

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