Blooming redbud tree
We walked around the capitol building and grounds - something we had never taken time for before. The Texas capitol is set in the middle of a beautiful park, which separates it from the rest of downtown Austin.
It seemed like everywhere we went there was something in bloom.
The local fauna even came out to play.
We spent Monday doing shamelessly touristy things in San Antonio. Naturally, we started with a boat ride along the river (in my defense, the DH had never done that before).
We stopped to look inside the Menger Hotel, where Teddy Roosevelt had assembled his Rough Riders, before heading away from downtown.
Stained glass skylight in Menger Hotel lobby
Then we headed out to see some of the missions before calling it a day.
Our four-footed companion was very happy to see us when we got home Tuesday night.
But wait, you're probably saying, what happened to that green malabrigo lace? Not to fear, it was a productive trip: