Austin, June 2017

A selection of the art from my JWST art exhibit was invited to be displayed at Art.Science.Gallery in Austin! My company paid for me to fly out to be there for the opening of it, wherein I gave a little talk and answered questions. It was awesome! Doug went with me (we paid for him out of pocket obvs) and we had a nice little short weekend in Austin!

Here are pics from our weekend, I’ll post pics from the exhibit separately.

Sunset on the night we went down:
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We booked the Holiday Inn Austin Town Lake – it had mixed reviews but was relatively affordable (and per diem mostly covered it) and was right on the lake. I lucked into a Lake View room. We weren’t in the room that much, but since I was pregnant and it was summer in Texas, we took rests, so it was nice to have a good view.

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I had heard many good things from many people about Torchy’s Tacos, so we made sure to hit it for breakfast.
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It was excellent!
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We also went to the Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Center.
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I loved this painting in the visitor center:
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Afterwards, we had a spectacular early dinner. We were tired and ended up relaxing at Shady Grove BBQ. The pulled pork sandwich with jalepeño coleslaw and chipotle BBQ sauce was amazing. The nachos were yummy and we even managed some pecan pie. Two thumbs up!

Look at the size of this beverage! Everything is bigger in Texas, as they say…
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Back to the room for a rest, before the reception:
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Sunday morning we met Hayley (gallery owner) and Jedidiah for brunch at Snooze.

My breakfast tacos. They were ok, but Torcy’s was better!
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Doug’s Benedict looked good!
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As did Jed’s pancake trio:
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Before we headed to the airport, we had time to wander a bit at the Botanic Gardens.

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Then we stopped for coffee:
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I loved the wallpaper at this place!
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We had a bunch of trips in short succession – Willow told us to put an end to it.
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