Friday, August 14, 2009

PLAN B






When we went all the way into Austin at the crack of dawn the other day, for John's root canal, only to have the endodontist refuse to treat him so soon after his bypass surgery, we were a little PO'd. You just don't waste a trip into Austin! So, we came up with Plan B - which included copious amounts of time strolling Half-Price for books, Whole Foods for olive oil and of course, just hangin' at the Trailer Park. The only disappointment was that the Treats trailer was completely out of both cupcakes and fried pies, and the temps were creeping up towards 105 that day (thank heavens for shade!). I think we'll wait for a cool fall evening to go back again - when everything is lit up with twinkle lights, and you can sit around Treat's fire pit eating S'mores!

LATE BREAKING NEWS! If you will look closely at the photo of Treat's little tear-drop trailer, you will see an old fashioned pull-down movie screen attached to its side, just under the window. I wondered what it was for, and now I know! Here's the low-down, straight from today's Austin American Statesman: "Celebrate John Cusack at the Austin Trailer Park and Eatery. Treat and Vulcan Video present a best of John Cusack series during their Movies Under the Stars at the Trailer Park program. Movies start at 8:30 p.m. and are projected onto a 1959 Teardrop trailer at the Austin Trailer Park and Eatery (1311 South First St.).

How fun is that?

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Okay Beck - I finally left a comment! I want one of those Fried Pies!!!! - Gus

Hill Country Hippie said...

I know what you mean! I thought I wanted a cupcake, until I saw those on the menu. Then nothing but an apricot fried pie would do. Couldn't believe they were out! Guess you and I are gonna have to make a stop at Mom's favorite place when I get to Dallas.

lexlane said...

We are so going there while I'm home next time!

Teri in CO said...

This will be one of the places I go to soon after we get there! Are those fries covered in what? What did you eat there????

Hill Country Hippie said...

No, not fries! It was so hot out that day, I didn't want anything too heavy, so I wussed out and just ordered a basic chicken fajita taco, with lots of good veggies, cheese and pico on top (one is all you can eat). Some day when I'm feeling really brave, I'm going back to try something more adventurous - like the taco that has fried avocado in it!