Archive for December, 2014
View from the passenger seat. Driving on East 6th.
Sometimes it’s nice to put the control in someone else’s hands and just ride along. When you do that you can look around more and absorb more than if you are in the driver’s seat. When in the driver’s seat, you have to be focused. You have a goal in mind. You are in control, and have to be on alert. Sometimes it feels good just to relax and take a break and take in the world around you.
We headed over to the new Counter Cafe on the Eastside this Sunday for brunch. Although we had to wait awhile, it is fine when really the purpose of getting together is to spend time with friends. So we got to hang out with Crystal and Justin for awhile outside, drinking mimosas and chatting. And then once we got seated, we had delicious food and fantastic service. Excellent brunch.
There is just something so loveable about Second Street in Austin. Maybe it’s the local retail shops and restaurants. Maybe it’s the fact that it’s a narrow street so it just feels quieter. And maybe it’s the trees lining the street and the restaurants that have outdoor seating. Whatever it is, I love it. I wish cities had more streets like this. Streets that are easy and fun to walk on. That you can say.. “oh hey, let’s pop into this place for a movie” or “let’s grab a quick coffee here.” Jeff Speck, you’re onto something.