Monumental

When we got back to Austin after visiting Arizona we had a very talkative Uber driver. We tried Uber for the first time here and were very impressed. I’m not sure how it is in Paris but I’m sure we will. The cost for a drive from the airport was half the price of a regular taxi. Anyway, our driver told us that we should visit Georgetown which is about 30 miles north of Austin. He said it had a neat old town section and that there was a cafe there, the Monument Cafe, which had been seen on the TV show Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives seen on the Food Network where this guy with a spiky hairdo drives around America looking for those old time places to eat with good home cooking. So, one day we set off for Georgetown.

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Here’s the exterior with that Art Nouveau look. The inteior was very cool.

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A busy chef behind the counter. The food was very good and fresh. They have their own garden and use beef that is hormone free, etc. I had a really good salad, Maurice some enchiladas. There best known for a chicken enchilada casserole but I thought it would be too fattening.

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Look at these bowls of banana pudding, a dessert I love, but I was good. Maurice, however had a chocolate milk shake, his favorite when in the States.

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There had a cute shop there too selling pretty veggies and other food and wine.

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This is the view from a window in the house where we are staying. Look at that sky and light. As you might know one of the largests hurricanes ever hit Mexico and made its way into Texas so our view didn’t stay this nice. The morning it hit I woke up to a sound of water that was like being under a warerfall, really heavy rainfall. It rained all day, sometimes heavilly but it didn’t flood as badly as it did in May where a huge flash flood came down rivers and streams wiping out towns and homes in a devastating way. I was happy to get the rain myself as I have to water plants in the yard and it has been really hot and dry so I had to be vivilant.

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