I was famished by the time I got to town, so David and I whipped over to Pappasito's Cantina (chain!!!) for dinner. I didn't feel like ferreting out any holes in the wall, and this place is wicked good, even if it is a chain. I got the taco trio...cantina-style tacos, one shrimp, pulled pork, and a brisket. So good!
No trip to Austin is complete without a trip to BookPeople, one of the biggest and most prestigious indie bookstores I've ever encountered. I picked up a Penguin Drop Caps edition of Madame Bovary, by Gustave Flaubert. Heather and I read it a few years ago, and I don't own a physical copy, so that I thought this one was the ticket. BookPeople has a beautiful section of Penguin editions, so I always buy at least one.
I also picked up this random chocolate that David told me about. Cornflakes? Yep! Just tasted like a Nestle Crunch bar, really.
Austin has a great foodie scene, and when I saw Kick Butt Coffee down the street from my hotel, and checked out their website, I knew I had to go there. They have a huge coffee variety, delicious "ugly" muffins, sandwiches at lunch time and they're open for booze, coffee, music, and poetry in the evenings.
The drive back home seemed longgg, but I was glad to see Greyson and get plenty of kiddo hugs. And I spent the evening doing a couple of coats of this...
Today I'm catching up at work, and David will be on the scene tonight because this is our 1-year-back-together anniversary weekend. Cheers!