A daily record of gratitude; from quilting to photography to a mix of technology, books, movies and the musings of life!

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Since January 1, 2012, my goal is to write a daily sentence or two (or paragraph or two) about gratitude of the day and to include one photo (at least) that I took that day (but will add others from time to time). It has definitely been a challenge most days throughout the past eight years, and welcomed the challenge again this year - 2020 - Covid and all. I hope you will continue the ride with me!

Saturday, July 27, 2019

From The Capitol to Peacocks to Salt Lick

Compared to the Maryland State Capitol in Annapolis, the Texas State Capitol is BIG! And as they say, everything is bigger in Texas. We had fun exploring the building until we moved on to Mt. Bonnell and Mayfield Gardens to see the peacocks (close to each other enough to visit in an hour or so). I've never seen a baby peacock, and the momma peacock was so cute with her youngin'. It may have been a tad too hot for the males to spread their feathers; because they were more interested in finding shade and laying down (and no squawking either).

Today we drove out to the hill country once again, this time to Driftwood, Texas, and the Salt Lick BBQ. It was better than I thought (food!) and on a large 'ranch' complete with a huge and dusty/gravel parking lot. They really know how to BBQ all right, and everything we ordered - meat - was super tender and very tasty. Not a salad on the menu, but the potato "salad" and coleslaw were excellent.

And since we are in a foodie town, another meal out at the Shady Grove rounded out our day (and our tummies). Thankfully, we were able to meet up with a couple I met in Puerto Rico in April; Lauren and Frank who live in the area and had the evening free and it was great that they were able to meet the family.

BSoleille! Cheers to Austin and all it offers its guests and inhabitants!


Baby peacock and its mamma (peck on the head)

Salt Lick BBQ

Ryan checking out the BBQ pit (BIG ONE TOO)

Lauren, me, and Frank

Texas State Capitol

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