Tuesday, July 04, 2017

Random Tuesday Thoughts

I'm linking up with Stacy although my post is not totally random today.

My husband and I made a trip to our state's capital this past weekend to see his daughter and her boyfriend who live there.
They are both vegans, so we ate at some "interesting" places.  One of them was Casa de la Luz (translated - The House of Light).  It is also the home to a school for integral studies, although I'm not sure exactly what that means.  I do know that they are into holistic healing, nutrition, and meditation which we got to witness first hand.  Now, the unusual thing about this restaurant is not that it is wholly vegan, organic, and gluten free, it is that it's a fixed price menu in which you pick up your own silverware and napkin, serve yourself the soup and salad (honor system) then someone brings your entree.  When you're finished, you take your plates to a window, scrape the food into a compost bin, and leave your napkin in a separate bin.  Surprisingly, it was quite tasty.

Another thing we did while there was take a hike along Barton Creek.  It was rocky with a lot of uneven surfaces, and it was so hot out.  We hiked four miles, two miles each way, with our midpoint destination being Taco Deli.  I can't believe I did the whole four miles plus a lot of walking that evening.  I am not a hiker!

We also drove around the city.  We've been there many times, so we were just soaking up some of the local color.  And one of the most popular things to do in Austin is to see the bats.

Yes, you read that right.  Bats! Mexico free-tailed bats. The largest urban bat colony in North America (about 1.5 million bats) makes their home under the Congress Avenue bridge, and at dusk, from March to November, they all fly out to feed.  Don't worry.  They're herbivores.  They eat 20-30 thousand pounds of insects each night.  We've seen them before, but it was fun to go and watch them again.

Our last stop before coming home was a place was called Biscuits and Groovy.  Just doing out part to

And because this is the fourth of July, I will leave you this photo of my patriotic kitty!

Happy Independence Day, fellow Americans!



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1 comment:

messymimi said...

Being a vegan myself, i'm not surprised at all that the food was good. Austin sounds like a wonderful place, i hope to get there someday!

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