|(party on the patio!)|
|(The Admiral on neighborhood watch.|
Actually, there was a small fire on the
hill behind the house. No bueno.)
We chatted, ate dinner, watched fireworks from the balcony, and lit some sparklers. It definitely felt like the 4th of July.
On Friday Amy had the day off, but I had to go into the office for a while. I had some problems with a flat tire, so I rode the bus.
Friday night we had dinner with Reed and Jen Shaw. They were just recently back from a summer trip to Colorado. We went to Jack Allen's kitchen, and then afterward we went back to our house for dessert. It was really good to see them and get a chance to hang out and talk for a while. We really enjoyed it.
Saturday we went to Barton Springs. We ran into Ryan and Jamie when we got there, which was really cool. Ryan let me borrow his float. We hung out on the hill and cooled off in the water. It was good to catch up with little brother because he's headed off to Canada this week for work. (apparently they have libraries in Canada- who knew?) By the time it started getting crowded at the springs it was time for us to leave.
Saturday night we grabbed dinner at Central Market and watched Prime Suspect.
On Sunday we ran a number of errands. We went to the book store, the auto parts store, the grocery store, and Target (the everything store). I went for a bike ride around South Austin and rode through some areas that I had never ridden through before. Nice ride. Amy made some slow cooker ziti for dinner that was really good. She said she usually makes her ziti in the oven, but this crock pot dish turned out really well.
Anyway, that was pretty much the weekend! There was also some book reading, dog walking, guitar playing, and generally hanging out (it's kind of warm out, but you can still enjoy the shade on the back porch if you have your dog at your side and a cold beer in your hand).
Hope everyone is having a good summer!