Thursday, May 07, 2009
The first Thursday of each month, on South Congress, in Austin is a festival/bizzare of sorts. You park you car, usually a few blocks away, and walk...and walk...and walk...and..well you get the picture. There are food places (I had my first frozen banana on a stick freshly dipped in chocolate and rolled in toasted coconut...amazing!) And shops and street performers and markets all over the place! I've lived in Austin for 15 years (minus a 7 month stint in Louisiana) and have never experienced this! I said that when I moved back I was going to live the Austin life. Well... this is it in Spades! It was so much fun. We walked a couple miles! I am tired, hot and sweaty, my feet (wearing my Converse) hurt like mad and my lower back is oh so unhappy and I feel so great!! At the end of the night I made it all the way back to our car and I got a high-five and "good job Mom" from my daughter!! My night was complete and my heart over-flowed at that moment!! And for the first time I know I can really do this.