Yesterday, Lisa Costello, Dad and I got up, checked out of our Austin hotel, and met up with Donnie Reynolds and his spouse Julia for breakfast at Waterloo Ice House. Mmm, migas. Then we embarked on a nostalgia tour de Austin, showing Lisa places I had lived and worked and hung out in over the eighteen years I spent there. We wound up for lunch at the Hyde Park Bar and Grill, where I had the chicken fried steak with Hyde Park fries. This is not to be sneezed at.
Post-lunch, we headed back to Houston. There we went to dinner with my Aunt B— and Uncle L—, my Aunt J—, and my cousin K— and her husband. Lisa got exposed to another slice of Texas culture at T-Bone Tom’s in Kemah, TX. I enjoyed a jalapeno burger there. Sadly, I did not have it in me to finish my key lime pie. Happily I have leftover key lime pie to enjoy today.
Working Day Jobbery today, then off to M.D. Anderson for my first round of second opinion oncology appointments tomorrow. Open dinner Wednesday night, and we fly home Thursday evening, unless M.D. Anderson wants me to redirect for some reason.
I may never want to eat again.