Friday, March 19, 2010

Sky Candy Friday

The DH and I were lucky enough to be able to take a little vacation this week so we hopped on a plane and  took off to visit family in Texas. When we got to Austin, I just couldn't get over how colorful everything was, especially the deep blue of the sky.

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.

Tulip magnolia

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:


Sel and Poivre said...

The interior of that Dome is so lovely! Thanks so much for sharing!

Rachel said...

Thanks for sharing such beautiful pictures of your trip! Those magnolia blooms are stunning...and your duck photo looks like a watercolor painting! So glad you enjoyed your trip!

Impressive start on your lace project...looks great so far!