Tag: downtown

Strolling along…

To the sweet sounds of carolers on the steps of the capitol, so many people were down at the capitol last night, so what all the to do was about, well last night was the lighting of the capitol tree, and a down town stroll.  I had missed the last two tree lighting due to weather, and also being ill.  So being the weather was pretty dang perfect, and I was feeling pretty cheery as well, it was the perfect time to go down town and see that tree.

So I invited my mom to come along, and we boarded the bus and headed downtown.  We got there during the middle of the caroling, then it was time to light the tree.  People were buzzing about, and there was a slight chill in the air, nothing that was too much.  It was really nice out, so we gathered around the tree, and the countdown began.  5, 4, 3, 2, 1…  Lights on, and all smiles and cheers.  There was a light show, the tree itself bright with lights, sparkle and glitter.

With that, there was a downtown stroll, and food available, smells, sights, and sounds.  A perfect time, with perfect company.  With all that, here are some photos of the night.  Enjoy.

52 Weeks ( Picture This )

Week 28:  ( picture this )


A beautiful Austin skyline.  The downtown buildings all lit, the atmosphere delightful.  Thus was fourth of July.  Went to see the fireworks, first time.  It was amazing, and beautiful.  They say about 100,000 people were there that day/night.  I can believe it.  The place was packed, I was one of the 100,000.  Yes!  This is the place I live, and the beauty that I see.




Located between Colorado and Lavaca, this place is amazing.  Born of the food trailer, that used to occupy sixth street, it is now a brick and mortar.  Still the famous silver trailer sits outside its entrance, you can go into the public house and have a drink or two while mulling over the menu of delights.  This day, I chose the Bacon me crazy, so very yummy and filling with thick strips of bacon and cheese.  I was thoroughly happy with my choice.  Did not get any desert, next time though.  I highly recommend this as a place to try.

Sweet & Sour Thursday

The sweet side:  Today was a beautifully sunny day.  Not really sure what the temps got up to, but once I got out of bed this morning, and looked out the door and saw sun, nothing else really mattered.  I knew I had to get out and soak it up; while it lasted.

I had been wanting to head down to Big Top Candy shop , today was perfect.  So I headed to catch the bus, for my adventure.  It was so pleasant on the bus this time.  Finally reached my destination.  I will say this, if you love candy, this is the place for you.  Filled with every kind imaginable.   A couple of photos I took.





Indeed, there was candy to be had….

The Sour side:  what I had bought, were the candy sticks.  Different flavors too.  But, in the process of getting off the bus, my carefully bought candy sticks were left behind.  Ugggh!!!!  A bit upsetting, but as the french would say.  C’est LA Vie!  Translation…  That’s life.  I am sure someone is enjoying this sweet treat.  At least, there are photos.  There will be another trip to this delightful shop.  Today, was a great day.


Side of JO’s Coffee.

Life is full of sweet and sour.  This is My Austin 2015.

Beyond 365

Day 326:

Today I am…  REVVED UP!  No, I may not be attending this years F1 race, but I am heading downtown to see the last day of Fan fest.  Which is an F1 event for the fans.  Live music,food,fun.  I was not able to catch Joan Jett last night, but going to see Filter, and some other musicians.  Might as well go and enjoy my day off.  Here’s to having a great Sunday y’all!

Today I am…  REVVED UP!

Beyond 365

Day 232:

Today I am…  Famished!  Yes!, today after my four-hour work day, had to go take care of some business, which found me downtown.  After my business was done, I was feeling quite hungry, so I walked, and walked, and walked some down town till I stopped at Murphy’s Deli.  I have passed this deli every time I have gone down town, today was the day to stop on in and see what was up.  I ordered a chicken pita, and I had a bottle of orange juice.  The pita was quite filling, and delicious.  It definitely hit the spot, so I got some fuel in me before I walked some more to the bus stop, it was a pretty hot day today, so I was glad to get on the bus out of the heat.  I was going to stop into the Starbucks, and get a frappachino, but looking at that line, I opted out, so glad that I did.  I got a delicious pita from a very nice deli, and I satisfied my hunger, win win if I say so.

Now, on to some house work, before I relax for the rest of the evening.  Here’s to having the rest of the day.  Enjoy!

Today I am…  Famished!

Beyond 365

Day 224:

Today I am…  Enjoying the memory.  So last my friend came to town, we hung out and enjoyed one another’s company.  We went down town, to sixth street, it was a pretty hot and humid night, I am sure we lost at least 20 pounds, ok, I could be exaggerating I am sure it was like 3 pounds lol.  Anyway, I will say that it was nice getting out and downtown at night, see I never go downtown at night, not by myself anyway, and she was game, so it all worked out.  We had delicious frozen bananas from Bananarchy,  we dinned on slices of pizza from a pizza place down on sixth, it was delicious, we enjoyed some music, and watched people, yes, I will say that it was a good time had.

Now we didn’t get back to my apartment till around 1 am, we both had to be up early, so I got a couple of hours of shut-eye, before I had to head to work.  Lol, crazy fun indeed.  I hope to see my friend again when she comes back to Austin, whenever that may be.    Not my friends, it is time for a much-needed nap.  Enjoy your day.

Today I am…  Enjoying the memory.

Beyond 365

Day 194:

Today I am…  Doing my own thing.  And by that I mean that today I just went downtown and walked, just enjoyed the day.  There were a little bit of sprinkles, but didn’t let that bother or stop me, just whipped out my umbrella, and went about it.  I walked from congress to Barton springs rd, then caught the bus to southland meadows, did some grocery shopping, hopped back on the bus, and headed back home, it was a good time had by me.  Just took a few photos of my day.  Today was a day for me to unwind from the work week, and walking downtown did just that.  I must say though, it was a lot more quiet downtown, now that they have moved the busses off congress, there were not that many people when I was out this morning, but I am sure they probably were just getting started for the day.


across the tracks photo one

Who dat there

across the bridge photo 1

Fountian of fun

stand up paddle

So here’s the ending of another week.  May the new week be full of blessings and good cheer.

Today I am…  Doing my own thing.

Beyond 365

Day 80:

Today I am…  Taking in the arts.  Today was such a beautiful day, I decided to spend it downtown at the art museum.  I even rode the new metro rapid bus, I can say I just don’t feel it’s worth the 3 bucks you have to pay, but that is a story for another day.  It was a smooth ride, not many people going downtown on it, but coming back up town, well it was pretty full there.  I will ride it again, I say it’s an alright bus, just alright.  To be continued.

So went to the Blanton Museum, today was free admissions day, every Thursday is free, and since it was my day off I decided to hit it up.  Camera in hand these are a few of the photos I took, I will post more photos another day, but you have the pleasure of seeing a few here.



bones and pennies photo 1

square of squggles


Enjoying a day at the museum

eyecatcher 1

I had quite the adventure today.

Today I am…  Taking in the arts.

Wandering Wednesday

Well, went downtown, across the bridge, and just walked and photographed.  It was hard to do with one hand, had the other on my umbrella, it rained, it misted, it drizzled, it was a wet, moody kind of day.  Just a few of the things I photographed.



Snack bar

misty kind of day

Lucy in disguise

Hey Cupcake trailer

Home Slice Pizza

Austin Motel sign

I did not take lots of photos today, due to the weather, and after being in it for about an hour, just wanted to get back home.   But did eat at Home Slice Pizza, and got a Cupcake from Hey Cupcake…  Stay tuned for my next blog that will be about both.