ROAD TRIP! part 1

Trip Start May 02, 2010
Trip End May 29, 2010

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Friday, May 7, 2010

Today we went to explore new part of Texas. We went for a round trip to Austin, the capital.

Our trip started with breakfast at Jumba juice for smoothies and fruit crushes (it's like our Boost juice) and we got Kolaches (pronounced kol-arch-chi-s) from the Kolache Factory next door. Kolaches are sweet dough wrapped around filllings. We had sausage, jalapenos and cheese... are you spotting a favour trend??

We continued North, now along the '290' to Round Top. It wasn't long before The Girls were all asleep. When we woke we had transitioned from the city to the country. The drive was about 128 miles/205 kms.

Caron & Mike had seen this little pie place on a travel show and had always wanted to visit.
We approached this quiet little town and all unfolded out of the car to scorcher outside.

Inside the pie place, that also sold other Texas cafe delights, it was nice and cool and covered wall and ceiling with memorabilia. We ordered a sampler plate, which was 4 pieces of pie with Amy's ice cream.
The ice cream was a must and you actually got charged extra if you didn't have it as "it's wrong not to have it with 'Amy's ice cream.' "

We ordered apple, peach, butterscotch and strawberry & rhubarb and just shared them all between us. The ice cream was scooped on top and was about a 1L tub in 4 scoops.

Hannah also decided that she needed to feed. Caron fed her while I scooped pie and ice cream into Caron's mouth. Every time, as Caron would pick up her fork she would unlatch and spray Caron with milk and then tried to expose her to the whole place grabbing her feeding tent (known here as a 'hooter hider').

The pies were beautiful!! We even got one to take home. It weighed about 2 kgs. When we were done we rolled out of the cafe.

After pie we strolled across the road to take some photos of the buildings around the shop and wandered through and old 'apothecary' which was a simple museum of the area. (I was quoting Shakespeare it my head the whole time. "O true apothecary! Thy drugs are quick. Thus with a kiss I die.")

Here is the link to their web page. It gives you a better insight to the whole experience.

We then headed towards Austin, continuing on a country road. A huge thanks to our new Garmin (and especially the Aussie voice of Lee) for his wonderful directions.

PART 2 in the next entry
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neeboo on

Your would think they would learn to put meat in their pies.

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