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Sunday, September 29, 2013

Zapp Hall and more Bar W

Dare I say it feels like fall in Austin?! It was almost chilly when I walked outside this morning. And it was even dreary - that is not a word that Austinites use to describe the weather from approximately April to the end of November. This is such a welcome yet unexpected change, and quite a difference from yesterday since it is a glorious 25 degrees cooler. 

I hadn't planned to go to Warrenton yesterday, but after realizing that the Rusted Gingham Barn Sale is less than 5 weeks away (make plans to get to Gonzales on November 1-2!), I figured I ought to head east and hit the fields again. As I sat in a long line of traffic in a town with a population of 90,  my car gauge read 99 degrees. It was hot and humid, and the lack of breeze was stifling. This was typical fall show weather and it certainly didn't deter the crowds from coming out. 

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Under the Big Top in Warrenton/Round Top

The circus has arrived in the fields of Warrenton. Hundreds of tents dot the rural landscape, many awaiting the unloading and staging of prized possessions, while others are already filled to the brim with treasures. Though the shows haven't officially started yet, yesterday I ventured to the fields with as much excitement as a kid going to see the lions, tigers, and bears.  


There was a sense of the calm before the storm: no traffic, no crowds, and no lines.

Sunday, September 15, 2013

I wish my attic looked like this

I *finally* made it down to Aunt Maudie's Attic in Seguin a few weekends ago. I had been planning to go all summer, so I can't believe it was almost the three month anniversary of this treasure-packed place when I finally got there. But the wait was so worth it when I walked in to actually see the Joe and Glenn of Curious Boys! I had to do a bit of eavesdropping and lingering to make sure it was them, as they are admittedly mysterious without any pictures of them on their blog. That's the curiosity of their brand!

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Final France Post: Sights and Tastes of Annecy

This fourth and final post on our trip to France has been a work in progress for nearly two weeks now. I am sure you won't mind that I am going to take a break from lengthy details and just give you the visual tour of the beautiful French Alps town of Annecy. 

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