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April 15, 2019

Big Beef and a few beers...

We finally bought the BIG tenderloin. We were able to get three big meals, two of which included guests.

beef tenderloin from costco 

We don't usually eat that much beef. But I do love a good tenderloin. We enjoyed a 2011 Turnbull Black label Cabernet from Oakville with our tenderloin steaks. We ate so well last week!

epic beer share 78746 

We had a beer share with friends on a windy but beautiful day. It was a great deal of fun.


BBQ daytrip to Smithville, Micklethwait

porsche 951 micklethwait smithville tx

I've been told that Micklethwait BBQ is as good as Franklin, but far less hassle. It's been available from a food truck in Austin for a couple years. They've now opened a real restaurant style location in Smithville. It took us about 45 minutes to get there.  

micklethwait bbq smithville


three meat plate at micklethwait bbq 

$17 for three generous meat portions and two sides! With tax and tip it came to just $21. It was more food than the two of us could eat. Kat had plenty left to have lunch for today.  


It was all delicious. They had free Lone Star as they don't yet have a lic. to sell. You can also BYO for now.  

restore smithville texas  

Kat and I took some time to stroll through downtown Smithville. I've heard a lot about it recently, this was our first time there. The downtown has several art galleries and antique shops. We found a juice bar and bought locally grown tomato from a farmer's market. It was a wonderful afternoon.  

April 08, 2019

The Stepdog came to visit

 goji the chin at zilker brewing

Goji was in town for the weekend. He spent an evening with us.  


We picked him up at the Zilker 4th anniversary party. Their special release, Four on the Floor, was a good beer.  

zilker four on the floor ipa 4th anniversary party 

He was so happy to be back here and the kids enjoyed spending time with him. He knew all his favorite spots. Goji ran straight to the media room and curled up with us as we watched The Good Place.  

strangeland brewery 78746 strange land ipa 

I got a tip that Strange Land Brewing (close to the house) doesn't have a current lic. to sell beer at this location. They are pouring for free. We ran up for a quick sampling.  

new bike trek 3 series 

#2 son has moved up to a larger bike. I picked it up at an estate sale. This should hold him a few years...  

pipe portraiture 

I took so many pictures of pipes this weekend. I imported and layered the images in my drawing program on my ipad, and converted to a sketch. This is for another school project.  

design 1 acc homework  

Pinthouse is my favorite place to do homework.