My two classes for the Austin Stitchery Guild went well. What a terrific group of needleworkers! It was so great to see old friends and make new ones!
One of the gals brought in three of her little stitched booklets for me to see! She had done all three in a beautiful red and now "only" needs to assemble them. I wish I had asked her to let me take some photos of her amazing work.
Texas is known for its barbecue. The photo of the cowboy boot was taken outside The Salt Lick, one of the best known barbecue places in the area. I thought the boot was very appropriate for Texas.
I learned Austin is also famous for its bats. (Who knew?) Over 1.5 million roost under the Anne Richards Congress Bridge, which is in downtown Austin.
At dusk each night, the bats take off to search for insects. As you can see from the photo below, quite a crowd gathers on the bridge. Many others watch from the ground and also from boats in the river. Today I headed south to San Antonio. For years I’d heard about the lovely Riverwalk, so I was delighted to finally be able to see it in person….walking on the sidewalks that edge the river and also taking a boat trip. Before I leave San Antonio, I hope to make it to the Alamo and to a local needlework shop.
Tomorrow night I’m having dinner at a steak house with friends. My friend, Connie, says this is the best steak house around. It should be a real treat as Texas is certainly known for its great beef. Connie is also going to meet me for lunch one day at a terrific Tex-Mex place.
Connie is a very proud Texan and anxious to show off her state. She has also told me where to find some cowboy items for little Haiden. I'm tickled pink because I believe every little boy needs a pair of cowboy boots. I left plenty of room in my suitcase for some special goodies for a very special young man.