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Early June in Austin, it was a busy week...

The kids and I spent the night at a friend's lake house at Lake McQueeny. It was an ideal location with a pool perched over the lake. A boat and two jet ski were available for fun on the water.

lake mcqueeny 

lake mcqueeny tx 


#2 son said "I think this is going to be the BEST day of the whole summer!". This was his first time boating/tubing.  

lake mcqueeny texas 




We enjoyed lunch at the private lake club and went out on the jet ski in the afternoon.

jet ski lake mcqueeny 

jet ski lake mcqueeny tx 

We got up early the next day and went to Schlitterbahn. 

schlitterbahn 2017 

schlitterbahn premium cabana tv 

It was nice having a premium cabana, complete with table service and a TV. But #1 son was done with the water by lunch time and camped in there to watch TV. #2 son wanted more water fun, so we spent another couple hours swimming.  

torent river schlitterbahn 2017 

texas biennial 2017 potluck austin

Kat and I attended the Rooftop Potluck for the Texas Biennial at the Contemporary Art Museum. We shared a table with some fun people. I explained the potluck rule "You can't complain about it, if you didn't have to pay for it!".

Alimentari28 Alimentari 28 italian bakery opening 

Then, we went to the Alimentari 28 soft opening party. It's attached to Numero 28. The food was all so good we decided to purchase some to take home. NOPE! "these are for display only", so disappointed. We did enjoy the wine and food they provided at no cost. I certainly won't complain about free... I'll definitely go back.

Numero28 & Alimentari28 

Italian Craft beer... really.  

mylar bags beer other half full moon 2017 austin tx 

We enjoyed our LAST Mylar Bags from Other Half with a full moon on our deck.  

Taylor Muse Quiet Company Winflow 2017 listen 

Kat and I saw Taylor Muse of Quiet Company at the Winflow listening room in their basement.


Friends from Dallas/Shreveport came and stayed with us for the weekend.  

uchiko 2017  

We had sushi at both Uchiko (shown above), and Chinatown (below)

jorge chinatown sushi austin  

Both were excellent.  

hula hut mexican martini in a pint glass?

A.A. mentioned that she was not familiar with Mexican Martini. We were near Hula Hut so we stopped by to grab one and soak up the lake view. THIS is NOT a real Mexican Martini. I can no longer recommend it.  

Scot mentioned La Condesa, so we left Hula Hut and went for a better margarita.

la condesa margarita 

TRACE W Hotel Austin restaurant 

Kat and I enjoyed an amazing dinner at TRACE (W Hotel) before we took our seats at the Moody Theater for Sigur Ros.

sigur ros at moody theater acl live austin  2017 

They were not the best seats. But we were happy to have them and not have to pay a scalper a huge mark up.  

That was a lot for one week... I feel like I need a vacation from Summer. I'm exhausted. 


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