Category Archives: EXPLORING

Barton Creek Farmers Market

Today Elise and I went to our first Farmers Market in Austin. It is right next to our apartment. I can see the tents from our parking lot. Fun, fun, fun!!!

Barton Creek Farmers Market

Richard would have to be prepared to take me to a market. It can prove to be dangerous. I ask a bunch of questions. Plus if I see something of interest then I want to taste it or just plain touch it. Most likely I am going to buy it! Richard really needs to be prepared for the outing.

As you can see from the picture below we came home with a few items.   Like a kid in a candy store! Please can I try one of those and those and …

This picture doesn’t show all that I bought, but it shows a few of the delicious goodies we, including Bear, get to sample.


Dog treats, jalapenos, granola, honey, tamales & hummus

Below is a juice I tried at the market. Yummy! Kale, Apple, Ginger & don’t know that last ingredient.  I can’t find the vendor’s card.  Somehow I lost it.


Kale, apple, ginger & ????

Need to share  that I was bummed about two items: eggs and tacos. All sold out by 11 a.m. Elise and I arrived at 11:45 a.m. a bit too late. Missed it by that much!! Oh well I guess there is a reason to go back.

Walking to the shops on Bayview

Every weekend Richard and I (sometimes the kids) walk up to the shops at Bayview.  I am thankful for having everything we need close to us.  There is a Metro grocery store it not my favorite but it has all the essentials. There is the Beer Store next to the Metro.  Although we don’t drink beer it is handy for returning all the empty liquor, wine and beer bottles. Each one is .10 cents.  Perfect for parking.



On this day it was snowing.  My picture doesn’t capture the beautiful snow falling.  Sometimes it is so quiet you can almost hear it snowing.

Cumbrae’s is our meat shop.  Cobs Bakery for bread and Passion Fruits for fruits, vegetables, spices & sauces.

Richard and Preston get their haircut at Fiorio and there are cute boutiques to browse through during the walk.

I love our weekend walks to the local shops.