Janice Williams Loves Austin And sometimes I write about it.

July 27, 2011

Still Sitting in the Frio

Filed under: Food,Travel — Janice @ 10:48 pm

We’ll see if my patience lasts longer tonight or the Internet and WordPress work more quickly. I barely have the patience to write, much less upload photos.

But to continue our lovely journey, we spent the afternoon in the beautiful Frio. Nothing like sitting in fresh cold spring water…

When Mark had to go and set up and get ready for his gig, I lolled and napped and read in our sweet little cabin. It’s a weird experience to be somewhere without a TV or a radio, no Internet, no computer, and no cell phone! I zipped through a 100+ book about the history of Central Texas — including my beloved Comanche County– in no time.

The gig was fun. Lots of families come to these river lodges and bring the friends and all the kids and spend a week. There was lots of camaraderie and fun among the crowd and a packed dance floor on every song. Dads and Moms teaching their kids to dance and lots of 14-year-olds awkwardly shuffling around the dance floor trying to play it cool. Lots of little bitty ones, too, running circles around the dance floor and being awfully cute. Lots to watch and enjoy along with the very good music. A couple by me struck up a conversation and that carried on throughout the night, too.

Sunday we were totally on our own with no agenda or deadline, just lots of time to wend our way back to South Austin. First thing on the agenda was food and we drove straight up to Leakey, one of the sweetest little towns in all of Texas, to eat. We were sad to see that the pharmacy that served up the best chocolate malt I’ve ever had was now closed and empty. We went to a restaurant called The Feed Lot that apparently is on Texas Monthly’s list of best small town cafes. It seemed to be the place to start your Sunday morning. There were groups of older men enjoying breakfast together and another couple or two. It didn’t have that look of a diner or restaurant, more of a rustic cabin with picnic tables. They did serve up a breakfast taco like I’ve never had before (yum!):

Those homemade tortillas might be worth the trip back.

Back on the road we drove one of the most scenic drives in Texas from Leakey to Vanderpool across a ridge of mountains on a winding road. I snapped about a million pictures through the windshield and with my hand outside the window, but it is hard to get the camera to capture that scenic glimpse across dozens of miles from the lofty vantage.

Before you knew it we were in Comfort, Texas, and that’s where the story will pick up soon…

[Thanks for all the comments yesterday! I don’t know when I’ve had that many comments on a post.]

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