3.15.2010

dad comes to see us in austin

so my dad came in to visit last week. it was really really fun. we went to fancy dinners, went out past his bedtime, took walks around the river, and went to the top of the austonian! above is a favorite photo of mine while walking one morning. the first night he was here, we went to wink for dinner and then to the four seasons (where he was staying) for drinks and some live music. the girl that played ended up being really really awesome. we all bought her cd and she signed them for us. the next morning we went for an early breakfast at annies on congress. the food was good. service was a bit unusual. loved the location and the decor. all in all, i will go back to annies. below is my delish oats and banana. did you know, ps, that oats don't have gluten? neither did i. but dr. kumar swears its true. and he has seen really disgusting parts of my digestive tract so i believe him. anywho! here are the oats.
the walk that followed the breakfast was delightful! it was a day that was beyond perfect and we walked until we ran out of path. then we diverted downtown.
cute photo with jon.
along the path we crossed under many bridges. austin is known for these bridges for they are home to the bats. i saw no bats, seeing as it was daytime, but their homes are still a sight. what else do you do in a solo shot besides peace signs? ps, check out my shirt- dad brought it to me from the americas cup in valencia. yeah, we won. and thats a legit shirt that jon hooked me up with. thanks dad!
we walked all over downtown and i told myself more and more how cool it would be to live there. luckily, my boyfriend has the hookup at the austonian. he set us up on a tour and i am now convinced more than ever that i should sell my house. here he is in his sweet hat at the building.
the three of us at the top! it happened to get really really windy up there and i was a bit scared (look at the clouds- something was stirring). you can also see the capital between me and andrews heads. awesome!
the next morning we took another grand walk. i spotted a good sitting tree. dad claimed i was going to break my neck. luckily i didn't, and the tree was in fact perfect for sitting.
then we had food at the restaurant at the four seasons. it was also amazing. the reason this photo is important is because you have to picture it as being my perspective at lunch. now picture yourself turning your head slightly to the right. past jon. bam! mclovin. thats right, fogell was right next to us. there were actually a lot of movie people at the hotel. the most exciting one was mclovin though. and every time he spoke i felt like i was in superbad. his real name is apparently christopher. chris, if you ever read this, i'm sorry for not knowing your real name. i am aware that you are probably very tired of having people call you mclovin. i wish we could be friends. if you ever come back to austin- call me.
and so concluded our austin times with my father. thanks for coming to see us dad! it was so so so much fun and i hope it can happen again!! love you the most!

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