I have been silent for awhile now… and for that I half way apologize. Only half way because it has been an insanely busy summer thus far. And between searching for a teaching job, working, searching for a teaching job, fun with the family, celebrating a million and one birthdays, searching for a teaching job, enjoying the summer nights and trying to relax every now and then… I have just needed a little breather from the blogging world. So… to start from awhile back, here is an update on one amazing weekend I took with my mom and sister to Round Top, TX. This city girl is not used to a population of 77, but I could certainly get used to more antique fairs, porch swings, and pie in my life.
We stayed on a family friend’s property, an amazing woman who collects art, antiques, and everything awesome.
It was so beautiful, comfortable, and quiet… you couldn’t help but relax from beginning to end. It was wonderful… full of naps, and chats and lying around. I loved it.
Then there was Royer’s Round Top Cafe. If you are ever even near the Austin area, especially on a Sunday you must take the “trip” over to eat. And please, save room for pie. You will not regret it. Our one goal for the weekend was to make it as far through the pie menu as possible. And really, I don’t truly regret it. We made it nine slices through in less than three days. I was proud honestly. And man it was tasty. My favorite… well, it wasn’t a real pie, but a “sinful cinnamon roll bread pudding,” but the strawberry rhubarb came in a very very close second.
So besides the pie and napping and porch swinging, we did go antiquing, and came back with some pretty neat finds… including a great pie dish, but that is for another post. So as our summer is quickly slipping away, I encourage to take a few minutes (or days) to relax, nap, and maybe treat yourself to something deliciously sweet.
And I promise, to not be gone for so long again…. I hope.