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Fall Weather Festivities: Oktoberfest and Seedling Food Truck

we finally got a decent rain that was followed up by wonderful fall like weather; cooler temps!

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took my white trash bride to the local (food) trailer park; Midway.

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we sourced dinner from our friend’s/neighbor’s food truck, the seedling

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the food was delicious and easy on the wallet.  we fed the family for under $40 (including tip).  we especially loved the duck croquettes. 

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I had quit the trendy food truck scene.  I was tired of eating off tables that had bird crap on them, eating off paper plates using bendy plastic forks and drinking my wine out of a cheap cup.  so I planned ahead. 

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I had packed a table cloth, nice stemware, real plates and silverware.  we even brought candles and glowsticks for the kids.  the whole area is fenced in with a really nice playscape for the kids.  it was a great way to spend the evening.  the kids got to run free while we enjoyed nice food and wine under the stars.

Sunday Eve:

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Kat had been a bit chilly the night before at Midway, so she was happy to bust out the fall weather sweater the next evening. 

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yes, that should keep you protected from the elements.  and fit right in with the locals, on tatooine.

oktoberfest beer flights and pairing trace w austin

Trace (restaurant at the W Hotel Austin) is having an Oktoberfest offering. 

belgian beer flight pairing oktoberfest trace w hotel

they have two flights, a Belgian, and a Local.  each beer was paired with a meat.  it was fun and pretty good.  I highly recommend you try it while it's offered (now till oct 6th).

steak tartare trace w hotel austin

we also sampled their steak tartare. 

it wasn't all play.  in fact, we (kat and I) put in some long hard hours in the yard.  we got a yard of gardening soil and topped off the garden boxes. 

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Kat: what are you planning to do with that Swiss Chard?

Paul: I didn't put that Swiss Chard in the cart, I thought YOU did.

we went to Natural Gardender and bought some more plants and accidentally hijacked somebody elses cart, already loaded with their plant selections.  it wasn't until we were half way home that we figured out there were extra plants on the receipt.  we were anxious to get home and unpack the trunk to see what we had.  mostly herbs, we found some new places to put them.  I hope the random stranger selections work out.  sorry to whoever lost their cart to us. 

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we also added a new planter box where my wood smoker used to be.  the city of west lake hills no longer allows wood fires outdoors due to the extreme risk of wildfire. 

west lake hills yardwork labor

I have been clearing the overgrown brush and scrub.  the real hard work is removing the invasive japanese ferns.  the process requires a lot of pick axe use and hours of back breaking tugging and pulling.  but we can now see all the way across our lot!

glowstick light painting

the daughter and I played around with light painting. 

glowstick light painting

 

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