Category: State Capital

Funday Friday

So today was a funday Friday for me and my mom.  We went downtown to the Capitol.  Ate at the Capitol Grill, then I showed her the monuments they had behind the capitol.  It was a fun kind of day, the weather was nice, it was a little windy, but it was nice and warm out.  Just a few of the photos I took.


out at the capitol

The Capitol is always having something going on, and this is no different, it seemed quiet and peaceful, not sure eally what it was all about though.



This was good eating at the Capitol Grill…  Corn, beans, pulled chicken, and wheat roll, and of course a kiwi strawberry drink.  Will definitely go back there.


state capitol

In the rotunda of the capitol, there was a school orchastra playing, it was beautiful music, we stopped and watched for a few minuets.


me in new hat

When the day was done, mom bought me this hat and a fridge magnet down in the Capitol gift shop.  I enjoy.


Now the day is done, we are back at the apartment relaxing.  Tomorrow will be here soon enough, and another round of funday will be had.  Hope you are enjoying your weekend.

The Capitol Effect

I am not sure, but the capitol of Texas could be just one of the most photographed capitols.  I could be wrong, but I know I am doing my part, I can’t even tell you how many times I photograph the capitol.  I guess you can say I love photographing it, and today as I went downtown, my eyes saw new things to photograph there.  The inside was closed due to the new year’s holiday, but the grounds were a free for all.  I saw it through new eyes, I suppose you can say new year’s eyes.

around the extension area

Outside the extension building


Capital black and white

Capitol photo

Cloudy skies over the capitol photo

Peak of the capitol photo

Yellow flowers in the window

Plaque photo

Texas memoral wall

Memorial wreath





Texas peace officers memorial wall photo

Fogtastic Day

It is almost a new day, and I know I need to be fast asleep, for I have work in the am, but I wanted to get this post out before I turned in for the night.  Today was a fogtastic day.  Not only did it rain today, but thick fog rolled in, but it was great, me and mom went downtown, we saw the tree out front, there is one that I have heard is on the inside, but did not see it, perhaps the next time we are inside the capital, we did finally get to stop into the Capitol Grill, and get a bite to eat, a first for both, then hooked up with the capital tour for the last leg, before setting out heading down congress street.  Our intentions were to see the bats fly from under the congress bridge, but halfway across the bridge it got a bit colder, and a bit foggier, so we decided that the bats could wait for another day, one that wasn’t so wet and foggy.  We headed back up congress to the bus stop, where we embarked on our journey back home.

It was a fogtastic fun-filled day, and here are a some photos I took while downtown.  Hope you enjoy.


Christmas Tree on the Capital groundsTree on the south lawn of the Capitol.


Austin State Capitol outside tree


Frost in fogFrost building.


Across the bridgeLooking across the Congress bridge.


cloaked in fogLooking back up congress from the bridge.


The seen cannot be unseen, ever…

Oh the places you will go, or the places that I will go.  Well to start off, I had a great time visiting with the family Saturday evening, and part of Sunday before they had to head out back to Angelo.  Seems like my sister will be coming to live in Austin.  Now when that will happen, I don’t know and it doesn’t seem she knows either, lol.  A whole other story there, one I might have to tell another day, for today the story is the well visit the family had.

I had to work that morning, so wasn’t able to see them get in, but mom has her own key, so she can let herself in.  I had put out chicken, so she could have something to eat as well.  Work was hectic, did a lot of training and shadowing, have lots to learn, in fact once I leave the library, I am going to need to gather my notes and get them in order so that I know at least what I am looking at.  So get off work, head home on the bus, get home, the family is waiting, we welcome each other, so glad they came, then I tear into the food that my mom has prepared, it was chicken with butter noodles, oh my!  Then we settle in to watch the Tyler Perry movie “Temptation”  Was a pretty good movie, but mom and sis was tired, so they cut out early, so me and nephew continue the movie, then put in The Green Lantern, where I get tired halfway through and cut out on him and head to bed.

Sunday morning and the plan before they head out is to go down to the Capital.  So we get up, get ready, head to Ihop for breakfast, then to Wally world, then come back to the apartment.  We then head out on the bus for the Capital.  Of course the bus ride is a long ride down, the bus gets crowded, but we make it down to the capital, which my sister and nephew have never seen, always a joy to see the expression on someone’s face the first time they see the capital.  They took photos, we went inside and walked around.  Once over we went down Congress Avenue, mom got hungry, so we stopped into a little pizza parlor called Cozzoli’s.  The pizza was pretty good, then we headed out to find a bus stop to sit and wait for the bus to take us back to the park and ride.

Knowing mom had a 4 hour drive back to Angelo it was time to get moving, also knowing it was going to take a bit for us to get back to the park n ride so we settled on a seat on 8th street.  But there was this lady who was clearly not in her right mind, talking to the voices in her head and surrounding, so we moved further down to 9th street.  Sat there waiting for the bus.  Lo and behold about 20 min we here some ruckus going on down the street, seems there as a little protest going on, and it was heading our way.  Believe me when I say the seen cannot be unseen.  The protest was four bare breasted women, and two bare breasted men and a dog protesting about being able to go topless or something like that, they were chanting free your mind, free your breast!  Oh the things you see in Austin, they can be sure they were really keeping it weird.  A bit too weird and disturbing for me and my family.  Anyway as they proceeded to march to the state capital, to get their suppose rally going, all I could think was Crapola.  Life happens when your waiting for your bus.  I don’t want to free my breast, I like my breast exactly how I got them, nicely covered and out of the sight of others.  “Shudder’s”  My poor eyes.  Last thing I wanted to be seeing that day or any other day of the week is saggy, baggy, boobs of both kinds.

Well we made our bus, headed home, the family got packed up and headed back to their destination.  I miss them, but I know I will see them pretty soon, especially my mom, I will be seeing her in a couple of weeks anyway.  Life is good.

Today besides doing this blog, I am getting my resumes printed out, for Wednesday Open house.  I am excited, and pray that the doors of favor continue my way, and I get hired on with this company.  Until then, keep it fun my readers.