Sunday, October 26, 2014

AUSTIN'S BIG BOOK BASH

 
Yesterday was one heckuva day. We started off by meeting our kiddos over in Austin at Red's Porch for lunch. We're on the final countdown to Lex's & Nate's speakeasy-style nuptials, so there was that to discuss.


But, before you can blink an eye after this wedding is done, we will be jumping headfirst into plans for this one!


Well, actually, two weddings for this pair! We knew that Austin and Areeg had finally chosen a date in October for a wedding somewhere in the Austin area, but what we just found out last week is that there will be a Sudanese wedding this summer, in Khartoum, and it looks like John and I will be going along on this adventure!

From there we headed over to the Texas Book Festival.


I've been hearing about this event, held on the grounds of the State Capitol, ever since moving here, but this was our first time to actually attend. I'd always pictured the front terrace filled with folding tables full of books that you could browse through, right? Bwahahaha! Not hardly!


Instead we found rows and rows of huge tents that spread their arms into downtown Austin!


In addition to tents full of authors and publishers, there was a music tent, where Shelley King happened to be performing...









a food tent, where local celeb Kate Payne was demonstrating recipes from her newest book, The Hip Girl's Guide to the Kitchen...


and of course, plenty of food trucks and tents.  Guess which tent had the longest line in front of it?


Why, our own Crepes Crazy, of course!

All in all, it was a wonderful event. Or, it would have been, if only it hadn't decided to get up to ninety-freakin'-five degrees yesterday, at the end of October! You wouldn't believe how miserable a nice shady tent can be if it's crammed full of sweaty people and there's not a speck of air moving around. I expect the organizers have been praying for weeks that it wouldn't be too cold and rainy this weekend. Like they say, be careful what you wish for!


1 comment:

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

How fun. Congrats on the upcoming nuptuals and engagement. xox