Long Weekend

We had a lovely Easter holiday weekend with lots of activity to keep us moving.  We took Buddy to a dog park for the first time this weekend (he’s about 7 months old) and we were pleasantly surprised at how well behaved he was – no crazy barking or aggression, just happy puppy making friends and following the other dogs around.  We ended up going to 2 different parks over the holiday, and enjoyed both as the weather was fantastic with clear skies and highs in the upper 70s.

On Friday we got in the car and headed out to Austin to find bluebonnets, and found a beautiful patch off the beaten path when we were rerouted for traffic.  I haven’t taken pictures with bluebonnets since I was a little kid, and it was a great excuse for a road trip.  In Austin, we looked for paleo friendly restaurants and settled on Wholly Cow, a burger joint which features all grass-fed meats.  They have a burger called a Fit Cross which uses portobello mushrooms as the “buns” and features grilled onions and mustard.  I added avocado to mine, and it was very good.  We added a side of sweet potato fries to the burger and it was a satisfying, albeit messy meal.

On the way home we stopped in Giddings and visited a store called Blast from the Past which was really interesting and full of vintage clothing from a dozen different eras.  Just for fun, I dressed up in a flapper outfit, and not only did it fit, it looked really good.  I remember a time not so long ago when I hated trying on clothes, but now I find it to be wonderfully entertaining.

Saturday was spent cleaning and cooking and generally getting ready for the big meal on Sunday afternoon.  I wanted to do as much as I could to make the meal fully paleo-compliant, so that meant lots of extra steps and prep work.  I’ll post later today with the full Easter menu and share the reviews of each item.



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