Fish Out of Water

Musings and observations about life from an East Coast native now living on the Left Coast in the California State Capitol since 2004. This fish has made her home in Madison, WI (7 years); Portland, OR (2 years); Las Vegas, NV (7 months); Middlebury, VT (3 summers); Marne-la-Vallee, a small town east of Paris, France (6 months); Middletown, CT (3 years); and Marshfield, MA, the fish's coastal hometown 40 miles south of Boston (17 years).

Location: Sacramento, California, United States


Day 343: Brunch & Birthday

Mr. E and I are in Austin for a very quick trip -- less than 48 hours -- for Mr. Christian Joel Moore's 1st birthday party (our nephew/godson). We started off our day with brunch at the popular local 24-hour eatery Magnolia Cafe:

We had to wait about 25 minutes, but we did a little shopping at the funky store next door, so that helped the time pass quickly. I enjoyed my veggie omelet with fruit and English muffin on the side, and Mr. E raved about his blackberry pancakes with bananas on top. He wasn't quite as enthusiastic about the "eggscape" of scrambled eggs and cheese over home fries as the cheesy goodness was a bit overwhelming. Still, I'd definitely return to try something else, as the prices were very reasonable and the coffee was pretty tasty.

Next on the agenda was CJ's party a The Thinkery, an awesome new children's museum here in Austin:

There are tons of interactive and creative exhibits and spaces for kids of all ages to play and explore. The birthday was in a separate room and was very well-organized and facilitated by the staff, with several hands-on activities and a big chalkboard wall to create a mural in honour of Master Christian.

Happy Birthday to the little Pisces!


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