Friday, October 5, 2007

we are out of texas!

but we're in arkansas. a smaller version of northern texas. out of the frying pan and into the fire, i guess.

our return home will take us through Memphis, Nashville, and the beautiful, ever under construction, Pennsylvania turnpike.

The highlight of today was an encounter with a bird with the most annoying call i have ever heard in my life: a common grackle

I kind of loved them.

we also found a poor lost dog at a rest stop, but it was too late to do anything about it except give her our leftovers and post a craigslist ad. she was such a sweet little thing, but scared of everything.

leaving Austin

It's now time to make our way home.

We had a fairly fabulous time in Austin, visiting an old friend of mine from high school, and a friend of mine from Boston who moved here to open an adorable vintage clothing store.

Mostly I shopped. Shocking.

However, I am really impressed with the quality of yard plants in Austin. Cacti are great, especially when they are replacing manicured evergreen shrubs.