Monday, July 30, 2007

Back from Austin

My friend, Candy, and I spent the weekend in Austin looking for houses to rent. After spending all of Saturday afternoon driving through neighborhoods and finding nothing that suited our tastes, we were exhausted. Just when we began to give up hopes of a cute little old house, and settle for a stuffy apartment, we came across what we will (hopefully) soon be renting. It is just small enough to be modest, but not cramped, and right across the street from a huge park with plenty of room to stretch. It is also just 3 miles from town.

Here is the front. Quaint, but just right. We won't have cars, so the carport will become an extra storage space. We also want most of our yard to become garden.
An area of our backyard is fenced off, which we learned is the remains of an old house from the 1920's that has been cleared away. It looks like an overgrown pet cemetery, which suits the area since we are surrounded by 3 cemeteries. This little table is part of the fenced area. To the right overlooks the park, and the hills of Austin.

A view of our overgrown backyard from the sidewalk. We love all of the green and plan to let it continue flourishing.Our adorable little red headed neighbor. He is quite vocal, but I think we will get along just fine.

After wandering the town in the Texas heat, I was far too exhausted to take a picture of any of the food we consumed that day. We just stopped at Wheatsville for some lunch, and soup and cornbread for dinner. I wish I would have taken a picture of the cornbread, because it was the best I have EVER had. Seriously. Hopefully I won't need a picture to remember though, because I may be seeing it everyday since I applied for a job there.

I did get one food picture on Sunday at brunch. We went to Bouldin Creek, which is fast becoming a regular. I had the Garden bagel, with hummus, cucumbers, tomatoes, red onion, and steamed spinach. Also a hippy shake on the side- Oj, banana, spirulina, and soymilk. Mmm, kept me going all day.

If everything goes well with the application process, we hope to be moving in to the house by the first of September. Wish us luck!


Vegan_Noodle said...

Good luck with the move to Austin! I'm sure Houston will miss you...
The house looks cute, very cool that it is close to a park.

aTxVegn said...

I love the house you found! I guess it's close to Zilker or somewhere out south? When is the move? My son loves to eat at Bouldin.

Vegan*asm said...

Thanks! It's actually right across the street from Givens Park, on 12th St. We hope to move in the first weekend of September, but I may be moving there sooner. Maybe I'll run in to your son at Bouldin someday. I hope it will be my weekly brunch place!