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fall back time change in the texas hill country

we took full advantage of the perfect weather this past weekend, visited our wimberley place and the wimberley market days.

when pigs fry wimberley market days pork rinds

one of the popular vendors "when pigs fry", has fresh made spicy pork rinds.  she sells out every time.  go there first or they'll be gone

made by JKB products


marble lady at wimberley trade days

kids like the marble stand.

market days now has an "icehouse" with bratwurst and draft beer.  it was another popular market days destination.

cabin sweeper

kat cleaned up our cabins near market days and I ran over to our cabin on the blanco we are fixing up.  the concrete floor had a real rough broom finish and we are planning to put VCT down on the first floor.  I applied a skim coat of resurfacer.concrete resurfacer

eichler in the blanco river

eichler and I went down to enjoy the river for a few minutes before heading back to town (wimberley)  (BIG PIC HERE)

fall colors on the blanco river near fischer tx

beautiful fall colors.  (bigger version link)

patio dining at the leaning pear wimberley

some friends came down from austin to join us for dinner at the leaning pear.

111 River Road
Wimberley, Texas 78676
(512) 847-7327 (PEAR)
$8 corkage at leaning pear wimberley
the $8 corkage fee is a good fit with us, we like to bring our own.
brazin from lodi
we especially enjoyed the BRAZIN from Lodi (a great place for zin)
kids on electronic devices
we get two separate tables, so the older kids can do their own thing.  they all behaved really well, thanks to technology.
paul schuster and wife
the food was good, real good...
 Pecan Crusted Black Drum w/ Spicy Sweet Potato Puree & Montesino Farm Haricot Verts
 Pecan Crusted Black Drum w/ Spicy Sweet Potato Puree & Montesino Farm Haricot Verts
they only serve dinner two nights a week, and they close at 8 pm!  by 7pm, they had already run out of some of the specials.  our server suggested that we can call ahead next time to have the kitchen hold specials for us.  they made it up to us by offering some free dessert.
leaning pear wimberley
leaning pear dessert panna cotta
lp fueled camp fire
we closed the evening back at our off grid camp.  the kids roasted marshmallows over an LP fueled camp fire (burn ban prohibits wood fires)
wimberley offgrid cabins
wimberley solar powered cabin
some people like the fall back time change, so they can sleep in.  it doesn't work that way for me, I end up waking up at 5:30am to sit and wait for 6:30am to catch up with me. 
we stopped in dripping springs on the way back to austin the next day.  stuffed our faces at domingo's mexican grill
domingo's mexican grill dripping springs
the menudo was good, but a bit salty.  the chicken mole enchiladas were fantastic, the tacos al pastor were also good (below).
tacos al pastor at domingo's in dripping springs tx
margarona or coronarita
we finally tried a margarona/coronarita.  I think I'll skip the corona next time.  the mexican martini was better.
I had to rush back to austin and escort #2 son to another preschool birthday party.  this time we partied at the austin children's museum.
austin children's museum dinosaur
those kids went crazy in that joint!  "TRAIN, TRAIN!  CHOO-CHOO TRAIN COMING!"
then, I had to rush home (AMH), friends were coming over with a bottle of RIDGE and I needed to make a suitable meal to accompany it.
pan seared salmon at amh austin modhouse
I did ok.  pan seared salmon, oven roasted brussel sprouts, garlic and herb cheese toast, herb salad greens with house made blue cheese dressing.

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