This weekend we went to Austin for the V8 Australian car races. An easy trip, so we thought. I drove my Beetle and Chris the RV. He had a tire blow out after 20 miles, my iPad cratered just when I needed it and Chris had not fully set up his mobile. great start. I went to the Apple store over at a fancy mall on Saturday they reset it. Pity there is no way to know that from the basic manual! Chris of course was wild about the race and the Circuit of the Americas track, chatting to all the visiting Aussies. Me, I was not happy with the lack of shade. Mind you, for $1,000 and up you can sit in the air conditioned stands. And it was HOT, very hot in the 90s (32.22C). I thought the "public" area was total tack. Not a canopy anywhere. They are so penny pinching they made Chris throw away the sandwich I made him! eventually I found that in the concert arena there was a canopy for the sound equipment and the huddled masses were chilling out there.
Glad to be home.
For me the best part was dinner Saturday night with friends Kate and Dennis at the Dominion a very trendy mall in north Austin, pronounced "too Dallas" by locals. I thought of it as Peking west! It was not covered just lots of streets and there were apartments over the shops like a true small town. Happily this was where apple was located so i dropped Chris at the track and headed to civilization. So today I am making some pages in my travel journal. This is the opening page of the trip.
and here we have the second and third pages. I had a photo of the winner all set to be glued in and had to run over with my car for an oil change. This gave tripper the opportunity to mess around on the desk top. Photo is gone!
here is fashion from the race track!!
he said the hat was worth every penny, one of the huddled masses!
If you look closely the scarf is attached to the hat with paper clips!
And here we have the true fashionista!!! I have ordered a hat that will surely place me in the foreign legion!
So onward with Wednesday wanderings to everyone's desk and I think we are close to the ATC week. thanks Julie.