We rarely drive to the northern end of town, and almost NEVER to Cedar Park. Maserati of Austin invited us to the unveiling of their 2017 SUV. They sweetened the deal with live music, food buffet and an open bar...
Kat is standing in front of the 2017 Maserati Levante. While it was nice, I don't think we'll be trading in our X5 i35D. We were surprised to see the Maserati was in the same price range, slightly less even.
While we were up there...
Our friends that live up north or in Cedar Park have long raved about SOTO. I've often heard it's as good as any sushi downtown, without having to drive to Austin. We live near downtown Austin so I've never seen the appeal of driving so far to get something as good as what is near. But Kat's always wanted to try SOTO so I suggested we step in and see what all the fuss was about. It was good! But not better to what we have available to us just down the street from Chef Jorge.
I'd noticed a feral cat living on our property for at least six months. The dogs are all gone, so the cat was becoming more comfortable. It always ran away if it saw me. I started moving slower, sitting down and slowly moving nearer. This has gone on for about a month. The cat was getting more comfortable with my presence, but I could never get near. So I used some cat food.
I laid down in the driveway and patiently waited for a long time. I had laid a trail of kibble. She was nervous and howling and hissing at me as she gobbled down any bite she could locate.
Then I touched her, and she couldn't get enough.
She started to spend all her time howling her loud "MROWR" if I wasn't near. She often does this all night... we can hear her from inside the house. We were worried this would attract coyotes. So now she's allowed to sleep in the screen room.
So.... Kat named her Kreamer. Our other cat’s name is Kay-so and the previous cat was named Cheez.
The CURE played for three hours, including four encores.
I was talking to two of the security staff when their boss came over with the set list, "I've had this job for twenty eight years. Including THREE Springsteen shows! I have NEVER seen anything like THIS! (he held up the set list and started flipping pages as he shook his head in disbelief).
We spent the weekend enjoying friends in town for the show.
Thirty years ago, those two dudes on the left drove from Shreveport Louisiana to Dallas TX to see The CURE at the Bronco bowl. They saw and experienced so much that weekend, they felt like they were living in the wrong city. It was eye opening.
Contigo celebrated their 5th birthday. They had many contests, including a guessing game. How many chicken feet are in the jar? I don't have an answer, we didn't win.
The food was good and the band was fun.
Despite several complaints, we made the kids go to the maker faire.
Kat LOVES the Maker Faire.
I also chaperoned the HCMS Orchestra competition and six flags trip. No six flags trip pics but I do have some video of their competition performance.
LUNA has long been one of our favorite live music acts. We saw them many times over the years and the daughter grew up singing along to their music. Then they called it quits. We attended one of their last shows in SF.
After a decade long break, they reunited for a tour. They sounded so good and we surely appreciated hearing all the songs we've been familiar with for so long.
Britta Phillips opened with some of her solo material.
It was a good night for us to get out.
I didn't get any video from the show, but here is a sort of OK video somebody else shot:
Kay-So has taken to sitting with us/on us at dinner time
And again, she gained access to the table, and licked on some Brussels Sprouts and Salmon.
The cactus on the master balcony has produced a lovely flower for you to enjoy.