Day Trip: Smithville, Texas

Renovated, affordable, and gorgeous homes with front porches, rocking chairs, in a tree-shaded historical district lining the usually sleepy Colorado River, barely 45 minutes from Austin’s Bergstrom Airport. From the lovely neighborhood one can walk to downtown where new restaurants, refreshing beverage and loungy establishments, galleries, antique and bric-a-brac shops, coffee shops, bakeries, and what-not are popping up. Sophistimakated craft cocktails, […]

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Waiting for some fall weather

Well there’s nothing quite like an 83F/28C frickin’ degree November fall day out here in the hills west of Austin. FALL: The wish. A close up of what my mind wishes it was like. FALL: The wish.   FALL: The reality. The same leaves on a tree in a gulley off to the side of the road during my […]

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