Our Trip to Texas

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As told through a series of online reviews:

Tito’s Mexican Restaurant, San Antonio

Hilda’s Tortillas, Fredericksburg

Inn of the Hills Resort and Conference Center, Kerrville

Cross-G-Ranch, Pipe Creek

Heavy’s Barbeque, Hondo

Molé, Corpus Christi

Naval Air Station Kingsville, Kingsville

Blue Ribbon Deli & Coffee Bar, Kingsville

Hermann Park, Houston

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Thai Bistro, Houston

Frank, Austin

Extended Stay America – Round Rock – North, Round Rock

Whole Foods Market, Austin

Black’s Barbeque, Lockhart

Birthday

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Happy 33! I had a very nice birthday weekend – my birthday was on the Friday before Labor Day weekend, so that was pretty great.

We went to a churrascaria and I ate lots of meat on swords. That was fun.

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Then we took Maddie to her Urban Herding class on Saturday, and then to Dog Days of Summer at AT&T Park, courtesy of Whistle! Maddie probably had at least as good a birthday weekend as I did.

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Earthquake!

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A few days ago we lived through the biggest Bay Area earthquake in 25 years. It wasn’t much.

To be fair, it had a much bigger impact in American Canyon and Napa, near the epicenter. Fortunately, nobody there was hurt, although there was a lot of property damage – including, notably, a lot of spilled wine.

Where we live, 45 miles away in San Mateo, the impact was minimal. For one thing, the earthquake was at 3:30am on a Saturday night, so a lot of people slept through it. I did wake up, but I wasn’t totally sure whether I had dreamed it or not. I went to the bathroom and then slipped back to sleep.

I take it the Big One is still coming.

Dinner with Thais

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Thais came to San Francisco! I hadn’t seen her probably for 5 years, so it was great that Aunt Deena told me she was in town. She was taking a week-long class at USF, checking out the city and thinking of moving here long-term.

We went to an early dinner at Green Chile Kitchen and showed her all about New Mexican food – horchata, sopapillas, green chile enchiladas. It was great!

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