Friday, October 10, 2008
A Texas Wedding
I'm at my sister and brother in law's house tonight for dinner. They got married last night at a friends house in San Marcos, Texas. The weather has been just perfect for all the wedding activities since we have been dining outdoors for the last two evenings. We are going to McKinney Falls State Park on Sunday for a picnic and it should be a great time. I've been taking lots of pictures, I just don't have a way to download any of them until I get home. I'll share the highlights after I get back.
I drove as far as Palestine, Texas on Monday. I decided to avoid the Dallas/Fort Worth area as I would have been going through right at rush hour. It worked out for the best since there were thunderstorms going through late Monday and I would have also been driving through rain in Dallas. I was glad I stopped for the night instead of driving through. The remainder of the drive to Austin on Tuesday morning was very nice and I took my time enjoying the drive and scenery. I also decided to stop and have BBQ at my favorite spot in Taylor, Texas. If you have ever been there, you know why. It's Louis Meuller BBQ and I definitely felt like I had come back to Texas while enjoying a brisket sandwich with pinto beans and potato salad. I also took some pictures while there to show you the inside of the place. The walls are black for the most part due to the smoke from the pits. I talked with one of the employees, Lin (picture later) who told me about the history of the place and the family, and he also gave me a tour and even let me go into the kitchen area to take pictures of the pit. When I got to Mom's house I could still smell the smokey smell on my t-shirt. I love the smell of BBQ smoke!
My Aunt and cousin are also here for the wedding and we have been having a great time visiting and getting caught up on the family stuff. They will be here till next Tuesday. This if the first time my cousin has been here in about 35 years. I think she was 8 or 9 years old when she was last here.
I guess I should go rejoin the dinner party on the patio. :)