Then we headed over to Sledd's Nursery...someplace I'd apparently driven by and never seen! It's in Clarksville and has been around for over 30 years.
In with the pricey shops is Randy's friend Kirk's studio..."Body by Kirk" is a full workout facility with small and private classes.
I loved this simple Buddha and very fine vase...I'll spare you the heart-stopping price!
Bam! 6.39$ a drink! Good grief...is this what an economy in crisis looks like? I had the lunch special, a cheese rellano, which was okay at best. The Margarita was small, but tasty...after the second (that's when we found out the price...ouch) we both started to feel it...at least they were strong...made picking up the bill a little easier.
Here's the scoop. Randy loved his meal, and will drink anything...didn't care about the price but you'll have to check out his blog "Horse Lips-Horse Sense" for his side of the story. Our waitress was classic and the place isn't bad...kitsch Mexican folk art and lovely tile...along with an old rock n' roll station...we were singing when we left.
Here's a place I'd been dieing to hit and it just seemed out in the middle of nowhere so I hadn't made it...plus, I have a 5 star rating in Orchid-death. They are my favorite flower, bar none and over the years my SS (sweet spouse) has brought them to me now again only to watch them die under my over-care. I can't seem to grow the simplest of wildflowers or the duchess of exotics...I'm in some kind of hard-knock-perennial-catch-22.
This is the wonderful Dicke W. Patterson, who teaches classes regularly at It's a Jungle.
I ended up with so many shots of the orchids it was hard to pick which ones to show. One final word, this place is wonderful...they had more than just exotics and roses...they also had a nice variety of natives, fruit trees and garden furniture...give them a call about events, classes and demonstrations. They've been in business a long time and you can feel the love...we need to hold onto this Austin gem.
Countryside Nursery is located at 13292 Pond Springs Rd. and has been in business for just 3 years. They had a huge selection but are located on a big flat parking lot. If you just want good prices and live up north, it's a fine spot. They have John Dromgoole's products and he's coming in April for their Spring Fling talk.