Friday, May 17, 2013

Food Trucks and Bats

K and I took a weekend trip to Austin for Mother's Day.  We had dinner with one my cousin's children who is going to UT but I did not get any pictures that night because it was raining so hard and we were all dripping wet during dinner.  We got up the next morning to a beautiful day and headed out to one of Austin's many food trucks.  I had the Flying Pig, a maple glazed bacon donut-I was only able to eat a few bites.  It was really good but way too big!  We continued our day with a trip to the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center.  I loved the native plants and the design of the gardens.  The architecture was very interesting-textured sandstone and galvanized metal which were used by the German farmers who settled central Texas.    The Wildflower Center also had a garden tour going on so we got to tour the gardens of 5 homes.  We enjoyed seeing the use of native plants and how resourceful the garden owners are in creating unique spaces.
We stopped at the flagship Whole Foods store.  It was both amazing and overwhelming!  We wrapped up the day with drinks at the Four Seasons so we could watch the bats.  Over a million bats come out from under a bridge at sunset.  I was glad we could safely watch the show from inside.  I had not expected the many patterns the bats would make while they flew away for the night.  It was quite the show.

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