Texas BBQ is one of my favorite foods. Schoepf’s BBQ on Central Avenue in Belton, TX is the real deal. These pits turn out some delicious brisket, chicken, quail, and a variety of sausage options making Schoepf’s a great rest stop when traveling I-35. It’s fun to discover great local eateries when traveling.
Southern barbecue is the closest thing we have in the U.S. to Europe’s wines or cheeses; drive a hundred miles and the barbecue changes. ~ John Shelton Reed via BrainyQuote.com
The BBQ pits at Schoepf’s BBQ, Belton, TX
I snapped this picture just before I escaped. I enjoy networking events, but I get the heebie-jeebies in elbow-to-elbow crowds. It’s really the only situation in which I understand the feeling of claustrophobia. It doesn’t matter how large the room is; the inability to move at will while having to yell into the person’s ear when trying to talk doesn’t work for me.
I’m a bit claustrophobic, I don’t like crowds, I live by the sea – that’s what I see when I come out of my house in Bridlington. ~ David Hockney via BrainyQuote.com
Evening networking event at NRRDA 2015, Chicago House, Austin TX
I’m enjoying my visit to Austin, and took some time to revisit a few places that bring back fond memories of my college days. Mount Bonnell is one of those places, offering breathtaking views of the Colorado River. In college we would come here to relax and solve the world’s problems. It’s always nice when something looks pretty much the same as it did 30 years ago; I find that rather comforting.
“I always love to come to Austin.” ~ R. Lee Ermey via BrainyQuote.com
A trip to the Department of Public Safety driver license office usually means cramped quarters, long lines, frayed nerves, and at least a half-day time investment. The Texas DPS has solved that problem with their online reservation system available at their Mega Centers. We “got in line” online at home and managed our place in line as we drove down to Fort Worth. Upon arrival, we sat and waited about 8 minutes for the last four digits of my phone number to be called. We were in and out in about 30 minutes. Quite an improvement. Thanks, DPS!
“Today I spent what felt like a year at the Motor Vehicle Agency. If I’m ever given a choice of going back there or scrubbing gas station toilets, I’ll choose the latter.” ~ Laverne H. Bardy via Huffington Post
We “got in line” at home, managed our spot during the drive, and on arrival we’re #3 in line, ready to be served. Nice!
Good morning, Dallas! Morning is my favorite time of the day. Needing some extra time on a special project at work, I headed in early and was greeted by this beautiful sunrise. I couldn’t resist snapping a quick picture.
The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork. ~ Psalm 19:1
North Dallas sunrise 2.9.2015