Woke up to a beautiful, but chilly day. 50 degrees.
Even though we had light breakfast before going to Christy's apt we decided to go back to Torchy's for their delicious breakfast burritos. Met Christy's friend, Karen and we chatted for a while. Erwin called the Cathedral of Junk guy to see if we can come see his collection, but the guy said for us to call again when we knew for sure the arrival time, and also asked us to donate $10.
Spent over an hour exploring the Cathedral of Junk.
We bid Christy farewell and left at 3:30 pm heading south for Buda, TX. Bumper to bumper traffic for 8 miles, finally got on Loop 360 to I-35S. That took more than twice the normal travel time from Christy's to Buda.
|Erwin's Throne Room|
|Christy and Erwin at Cathedral of Junk |
On way back to Christy's place we went by Pennybacker Bridge. The Pennybacker Bridge is a through-arch bridge across Lake Austin which connects the northern and southern sections of the Loop 360 highway, also known as the "Capital of Texas Highway" (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pennybacker_Bridge). Erwin did not want to go up the cliff, so he offered to drop Edith and Christy off, since there are new 'no parking' signs on each side of the road. Christy had to help Edith up some areas of the cliff because the steps were deep and unpaved. Once they got to the top, Edith was in awe of the bridge view and Austin skyline. There were some couples having picnic so they really can enjoy the view. Of course, Edith and Christy wasted no time in snapping/shooting pictures. Edith had always wanted to go up there since she saw Christy's pictures from the same spot on her Facebook and Instagram, so she is now happy to have set her foot there and got pictures to prove it.
|Christy and Austin skyline in the background|
Arrived at Tommy and Sheri Rush's house around 5 pm. Tommy was not around, and Sheri informed us that he had gone to pick up something near Dallas, TX that he saw on Craigslist. However, on his way back home his truck started to give problems, then the engine locked. He tried to fix it, but did not succeed. Sheri was making healthy blueberry pancakes when we were in the kitchen talking to her. She gave us some pancakes for our next morning breakfast.
There was a full moon, so Edith set up the tripod and spent time taking pictures while Erwin read a book.
Early bedtime for us.
Early bedtime for us.