Today, I am drinking all the coffee, all morning long. How does traveling just take it completely out of you?
We arrived home last night at midnight, after nearly four days away in Austin, Texas. I totally understand why Texans are obsessed with Texas – it’s just so awesome. Even though Austin is more cool and hipster than I am, it was such a fun city to experience.
Someone had mentioned the independent bookstore BookPeople to me, so my first morning in Austin, all I wanted to do was find that bookstore. Evan was in conference meetings most of the days, so I was completely on my own. I spent all morning at BookPeople, reading and browsing.
During our trip, I read almost three books, I wrote and wrote and wrote, I ate and coffee’d, and I even tried Uber for the first time.
One of my favorite spots was Mozart’s Coffee House along the riverfront. It was maybe the most perfect morning ever, and I sat on the deck for breakfast and book writing, facing the peaceful river waters.
The rooftop pool wasn’t too shabby either.
On Tuesday, Evan and I also got to celebrate our 8-year anniversary!
Thanks to all those who offered suggestions on where to go and what to eat in Austin! By far my favorite was Torchy’s Tacos. If you ever see one, GO. I’m still drooling.
Unfortunately my writer’s retreat did not also turn into a sleeping retreat, due to a very uncomfortably soft bed. Our hotel was amazing, except for the bed. Sigh. I suppose I should just accept that I will never get a full night’s sleep again.
Oh, and a special thanks to all the grandparents who made it possible for us to get away for 4 days! What a treat. When Brenna heard Evan come into her room this morning, she turned to him and said “Daddy? Are you here?” like she might be dreaming We are all pretty glad to be reunited again!
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