Honky Tonk

Learning how to two-step is much more fun in cowboy boots. We went to Broken Spoke, a honky tonk institution in Austin, to learn a few new moves. We ended up experiencing much more, including a dance teacher with a couple questionable gender-based jokes and beer recommendations from local two-step experts.

Tomorrow we leave for Santa Fe, so I’m taking in all of Austin as possible. We had dinner on Rainy St., which is lined with a couple hip bars and food trucks with all kinds of food. I also managed to say my goodbyes to Barton Springs. The trampoline that juts out onto the water becomes an opportunity for a performance piece. A five year-old boy got out to the very end of the trampoline three times, and ran all the way back all three times. Everyone cheered. What a metaphor for every giving up to face your fears!

Getting ready for the 10 hour drive. Next up: New Mexico!