After spending the entire summer working on a sort of exhibition/performance/residency we desperately needed to get away for awhile. We needed to get away from our heads, from our art, our messy apartment, our jobs, our to-do lists, our computers, our responsibilities, etc. We just needed the time and space to relax.
And I needed to put on my swimsuit.
So we went to
We listened to Woody Guthrie in the car and rolled down our windows as we drove through some tiny towns in the Texas Hill Country. We lounged on a rock in the shade at Jacob's Well and swam and sunbathed and listened and relaxed. Kids were playing, a few ducks swam by, and I felt like I could finally breathe.
We had a picnic under a tree: watermelon, cucumbers, tomatoes, prosciutto, mozzarella. And then decided to stop by Jester King Brewery for a couple wild fermented farmhouse brews (and pizza!)
With full bellies we continued on to Austin, our main destination for the weekend.
We stayed in a cute little studio loft in Eastwood that was bright, airy, very clean, and owned by the sweetest couple. They also had a dog named Snack, whose name I find hilarious for some reason.
We spent the rest of the weekend lounging around the studio, going to book stores and record shops, drinking kombuchas and beers, devouring fancy chocolate bars, eating delicious food (including some shoyu ramen!), walking, hiking, and enjoying the nice weather. A dip in Barton Springs completed the adventure and then we got back in the car and headed home.
An excellent way to end summer and relax/recharge/renew.