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#5 – Water, Water, Everywhere (Top 10 Experiences of 2018)

On Monday morning, October 22, 2018, our Houston-based daughter called to make sure we knew not to drink the water. Yeet! she said. The Pots Were On the Stove All of our cooking pots are on the stove, full of almost-boiling water, I assured her. We're fine. Ain't no thang but a chicken wang. We be good. Don't worry, be happy. All's well. It's all good in the neighborhood. Or so we thought. We Were Boiling Our Water Unprecedented flooding in the Texas hill country had precipitated a water-boil mandate from the City of

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#7 – Birthday on a Boat (Top 10 Experiences of 2018)

When we moved to Austin from the Panhandle, we envisioned a lot of change, expected a little weirdness, and then we embraced the challenge of setting off from the familiar to the unknown. Armed with recommendations from the Pinterest boards of Austin's food and travel bloggers, we set out to enjoy restaurants like Clark's Oyster Bar and scenery at spots like Krause Springs. Against the backdrop of what we saw in those pictures online, we could easily insert mental images of our own selves, living our dreamy best life in the

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Water Theme Makes Big Splash with Granddaughter

I Can Only Go So Long If you know me, you know I'm completely crazy about my granddaughter. I think about her every single day, and if the days stretch on very long without the joy of being in her presence, I start getting the dadgum shakes. The munchkin has been to Austin many times, and we always find new things to do, but for her recent summer visit, I thought we might spice it up a bit with a t-h-e-m-e. I mean, every good party needs a theme, right? After mulling over many possibilities, it clearly came down to this pretty

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