I HAVE SEEN THE PROMISED LAND

Oct 15, 2015 by

And, it’s called La Jolla.  Yes, I have been to the mountain top.  It certainly wasn’t my first time to be there, but every time I go, it just gets better and better.  There’s no such thing as a bad trip to southern California.  You’ll probably be reading a lot of posts about this last trip, but for now, I’m just gonna concentrate on the food.  OMG, how can it be sooo fabulous?  I know, everything is fresh.  Everything.  I did not see one Sysco truck—they probably are outlawed.  I bet they stop them at the state line.  And there are so many choices of divine places to eat….and so little time.  Before the trip, I did tons of research.  Trip Advisor, Zagat, etc.  The pressure was on because it was my turn to...

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I’m just a-hunk a-hunk of burnin’ somethin…...

Aug 18, 2015 by

What’s a girl gonna do?  After all—it is Texas and it is August, so you do the math.  Yep, it adds up to M-I-S-E-R-A-B-L-E in any language, especially Texan.  It’s the time of the year when the lucky ones go elsewhere—like New Mexico or Colorado or the Hudson Valley in upstate New York.  (I know, up there)  My friend, Tina, just got back from San Miguel. Denny and I are trying to hang in there till we go to La Jolla in a couple of weeks.  The thought of being in Switzerland last year about this time is just a dim memory in the back of my scorched, little brain.  When I say scorched, I know there are hotter places on earth like Death Valley or those poor people just down the road in Llano—-they...

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TIZ THE SEASON

Mar 15, 2015 by

Ahhhhhhh, yessssss——the seeeeeeeezon.  I know, one quickly has images of socialites and a swirl of parties for mostly days gone by.  The times of Jay Gatsby (you young’uns may think of Leo, but to me Jay Gatsby will always be Robert Redford) or the Hamptons or Newport, Rhode Island.  But, if you’re in the Texas Hill Country, “thu season” means……………. BLUE BONNETS !!!  And yes sirreee bob, it is thee season.  It is game on.  Let the camera clicking begin.  The blues have just started peaking out of the winter doldrums and in a few weeks, thousands of people will make time to take a little road trip to the central part of the Lone Star State.  It’s like a yearly sabbatical to Mecca.  I guess my parents just weren’t into wildflowers.  I don’t remember any...

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GIRLS NIGHT OUT

Mar 9, 2015 by

I didn’t post yesterday because I knew the John Mellencamp concert (last night) would be worthy of talking about.  The whole weekend was really fun.  Saturday night was the Wild Turkey Federation fundraiser – yes, you heard right.  I did not know the turkeys needed saving or funding but it really makes a fun party.  Besides that, Denny won a gun on the silent auction.  I’m going to spell it phonetically —– thirty aught six.  I’m sure that’s not how they list it at Cabela’s, but you get the point.  Anyway, back to Mellencamp.  Oh, how the dynamics have changed since my first days of going to concerts.  This one started off as two couples getting together for an evening in the city.  It’s funny how a divorce can totally screw up you social...

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A COINCIDENCE? I THINK NOT

Jan 9, 2015 by

I noticed Texas Monthly’s article on a new French restaurant in Fort Worth.  TM, evidently, thinks this is the shove that will bring Cow Town out of the boots and bar-b-q genre.  I’ve always felt sorry for Fort Worth.  Maybe, it’s because as young ‘uns, we’d conveniently change the first “O” to an “A” and think we were really funny.  And, it’s always been in Big D’s shadow.  But, my gosh, have you ever spent time in Ft. Worth?  The downtown is wonderful—-The Worthington Hotel, Bass Hall, and the Sid Richardson Art Museum are all located in a pleasant walking area.  And, not to mention the other art museums.  But back to the TM article.  The new restaurant is called Le Cep.  It immediately conjured up a delightful memory of a trip to France a...

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IF I WOULD’VE GONE TO AUSTIN……...

Oct 5, 2014 by

I think I mentioned my neighbor, Teresa, and I were going to Austin to see the GONE WITH THE WIND exhibit at the Ransom last week until we remembered it was the first weekend of ACL.  So, instead of turning on Hwy 71, we just kept going on 281.  Thanks goodness I remembered because not only was it ACL, but it was the Texas-Baylor game and downtown would have been just holy hell.  And what a shame.  I’m overdue on an Austin run.  Even tho it’s only about a 45 minute drive, sometimes Austin can be very far away.  I’m now down to going when I run out of freshly squeezed orange juice that I get from HEB on Bee Caves (I used to get it at Whole Foods but I’ve discovered it’s much cheaper...

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