Early on Saturday, we took a walk just around the block because I wanted to collect some Prickly Pear Cactus. In Austin, these cactus grow in any lot that is not plowed. My neighbor has a variety that withstands the cold of PA winters. These probably will not... but it is fun to experiment. So I went in a local field and dug up a few... tiny things so that I would not be disturbing wildlife.
And then the final greatness, a stop at Hey Cupcake! Here is the website: http://www.heycupcake.com/story.html I think it is relatively a "new" Austin thing quickly on its way to becoming an institution. This guy has a couple of Airstream trailersfrom which he sells cupcakes for $2.50 each. Cupcakes come in 6 different flavors available under the menu section of the website. I sampled the Michael Jackson, a chocolate cupcake bottom with cream cheese frosting. Fab-u-lous! You could also make the cupcake into a Whipper Snapper by having a dollop of whipped cream injected into the cupcake. Yum.
So there you have it, some different perspectives from my favorite place to visit family.
So, all in all, a really nice day.