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Weekend Snaps: A Story In Photos
I’m sure my post on Thursday made it seem like it’s all work and no play around here. There’s plenty of work, for sure, but we found some lovely moments this weekend, too.
Friday morning, we enjoyed brilliant sunshine and cool temperatures at the annual Rodeo Austin Cowboy Breakfast. I’ve written about it before — coffee, sausage, Longhorn cattle, horses, live music, and the mix of hippies and cowboys that’s definitively Austin. I’ve shared a few of Dave’s snaps below.
Just seconds before this cowboy stood on his horse to do rope tricks, he did a handstand on the horse’s back! I kept halfway hoping the horse would buck, as if to say, “Get offa me man!” But he was a patient, gracious creature.
With its hipsters and rock musicians, Austin isn’t the cowboy-hat-and-boots version of Texas people think of when they think “TEXAS,” but these are real, honest-to-goodness, Wrangler-jeans-with-ironed-creases, cowboys.
A horse is a horse, of course of course. And no one can talk to a horse of course…
On Saturday, after our usual morning yoga with the brilliant, inspiring, adorable Kim S. (Boy-howdy! Did I need that stretching and mental oasis), we indulged in a leisurely breakfast at Habanero Café. There are no pics of what I ate — a big bowl of caldo de res and a side of guacamole — but Dave snapped this photo of me looking relaxed. It’s rare, so I’m glad to see it documented.
Even Smudge was feeling the weekend love! She likes to greet us at the door to smell the sunshine, and before she remembered she should be standoffish, she gave me a nose kiss… which makes me feel like Queen of the World (when we all know that it’s Smudge who makes the rules).
Hope you’re enjoying a lovely weekend, too!
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