Saturday, February 26, 2011

Deep in the Heart of Texas

We just spent the past week in Texas, mostly with Chick-fil-A.  It was fantastic.  I haven't spent much time on this blog bragging on how wonderful our company is, but it truly is amazing.  We were hosted in San Antonio on the Riverwalk and got to enjoy 3 days of delicious food, great speakers and wonderful community with people who understand what we do on every level.  Such a privilege and a blessing.

On the Riverwalk -


Here we are, cruising Expo (a place where all the Chick-fil-A departments and vendors come to show us all the new goodies and innovations they are working on) with some good friends and posing with football Truett.  Good times with the Flowers - thanks, guys!

I could go on and on and on about how wonderful Chick-fil-A is, but there is really not the space or time.  We are so thankful to the Lord to be a part of it and very rejuvenated and challenged by our time at Seminar.

After Seminar, John and I went to Austin, TX to visit another Chick-fil-A, but mostly to check out the city that we had heard so much about.  It was so fun!  We decided that we could definitely eat our way through Austin.  It is covered in hip-happening restaurants.  And, the Food Truck craze is in full-effect there.  Somehow, that craze has not made it to Little Rock.  (Okay, I know why.  We live in a relatively little city that is not on the edge of cool.  So sad, though I do love where we live.)  We splurged on an amazing hotel in downtown Austin - The Driskill, and it was every bit as vintagely perfect as we could have imagined.

Here's our room.


This hotel majored on doing the details perfectly.  Whoever shopped for their furnishings had impeccable taste.  I especially fell in love with a leather upholstered dresser in our room, which I did not get a good picture of.  We loved taking in all of the little touches that made it so much fun and so elegant.

Driskall 1
Driskall 2

We ate at The Roaring Fork, also in downtown Austin.  (John has already informed me that he will never be able to put the correct adjective in front of "Fork" when we speak of this experience in the future.  He has already called it the "Soaring Fork.")  It was a completely delicious meal with unique flavors that we shall not soon forget.  John ordered a side of Green Chile Mac n' Cheese that really wowed - actually everything really wowed.  We loved it.


 It was a great week to reconnect and be adults together for the week.  We missed our sweet girls, who were attentively cared for by John's parents at our house.  They had a great time together, and the girls did great, though Bella did sort of boycott bottles.  She ate a lot of Rice Cereal.  Here's a snapshot of their time.  So far, detox from grandparents has not been too bad.

LB at home

This week I will be back to projects and cooking and kids, as usual.  And that is a real privilege too!


lesli said...

The Driskill is just beautiful! It looks like there is a lot of decorating inspiration throughout the place.

loved hanging with you guys! am now craving mac & cheese!=)