Ever wonder how many relatives you have yet to meet? Yes, we all remember all the good times we had with our cousins when we were younger. But at some time, those same cousins had their own children, who are now grown and on their own. Unfortunately, due to the mobile society we live in, we sometimes never get to meet those 2nd cousins.
I recently had the chance to meet my 2nd cousin, Miranda and it was completely by accident. I was scheduled to pick up my cousin Sylvia, at the airport. It was a surprise to us all that Miranda happened to be on the same flight into Austin. I was thrilled to meet Miranda, who happens to be my daughter’s age, and had the pleasure of spending an entire day with her exploring some of Austin’s unique sights.
Our adventure began at 10:00 am, as we walked along South Congress Avenue (also referred to as
SoCo), taking photos and browsing through every little shop. I had been wanting to visit this area for a while to work on my i-Phonetography, so this was perfect timing.
We had such a good time getting to know each other, as we walked along admiring all the Austin “weirdness”!
First stop?…The Continental Club. This is one of the more famous spots in the Austin music scene. Many big names have performed in this small club, such as Stevie Ray Vaughn, Joe Ely, Junior Brown, and even Robert Plant!
Judy In Disguise was another interesting stop. This is where Austinites come to find the perfect costume for any occasion. In fact, while we were there, a guy came in looking for a tuxedo “costume” for a wedding. I wondered where his bride would be shopping for her dress–Party City perhaps?
We found a cute little shop called Uncommon Objects, and the name truly says it all. In this shop, we found everything we could possibly imagine and more! Incredible collections of antiques, fabrics, cameras, even trophy animals! We spent a long time browsing through this fantastic wonderland of uncommon objects!
The Tom Store has a location here, and it is a combination Tom shoe store and coffee/bar. Not only are the shoes really great, but even the coffee and drinks help fulfill their commitment to the One For One promise throughout the world.
As we were walking, we came across this beautiful covered walkway. As you can see, at the end were flowers and a picture frame. We were curious and thought we’d walk to the end to see what it was. It was a marriage proposal that had been prepared for someone. We practically ran out of there and forgot to take a picture of the vignette he had set up. Someone is a lucky girl….I hope she said, “Yes!”.