Days 36 – 40: Austin

December 17, 2011

On the Road

Austin feels like home.

Brent works the days away. The boys are leaving dishes in the sink. Meow Cow is owning the bed. The dogs are leaving paw marks on the the back door. I’m yelling at my kids in the front yard.

We are comfortable. Too comfortable, perhaps.

This week has been filled with late night conversations with my best friend on the couch. A playdate with new friends at Zilker park. A breakfast with an old friend. Thrifting at Thriftland. Dinners at home. Dinners out. (The Salt Lick, G’raj Mahal, and Chuy’s) A trip to the Texas State History Museum. (A must see if you are in Austin and love history.) And much too much Bluebell Ice Cream.

It’s been good. No it’s been a wonderful mix of work and play. Old and new. Ordinary and extraordinary.

But…

As hard as it is the road calls us.

I’m not looking forward to saying goodbye. My lip trembles just thinking about it.

Love and Laughter,
Jenn

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I'm Jenn and I'm so happy you stopped by our little corner of the web. My favorite moments are cuddling with my boys, listening to the purrs of my cat, and sipping warm cups of tea. The smell of orange blossoms conjures up delightful memories of childhood even though I grew up in Indiana hundreds of miles from citrus groves. I love animals and when I'm stressed I dream of owning a goat farm. I love art, road trips, books, and food. Vintage clothes make me ridiculously happy. Red lipstick is my friend.

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5 Responses to “Days 36 – 40: Austin”

  1. Missy Says:

    There is no such thing as too much BlueBell!! Glad you had such fun there – where to next??

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  2. Tricia(Geeky Explorers) Says:

    Austin is awesome. That was going to be where we moved to next until the whole RV thing came about. If Samantha didn’t have hip surgery, we would be there now. After she recovers, we still plan on heading there. Love that city & glad you did too!

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  3. lynn @ the actor's diet Says:

    LOVE austin when we were there for SXSW. i bet it’s nice this time of year!

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  4. Mariza Says:

    MY LOVELY AUSTIN!!! I miss it! The people are so nice (they are also very nice in Florida!), but oh my gosh! Austin is the best city. It’s also close to Mexico where my family lives. It’s perfect for us. That’s our home. Or that’s where we’ll park our home whenever we are done traveling.

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