When I used to come here for business, far closer to twenty years ago than I prefer to recall, the town had a sleepy chic ambience. People worked for the university or the state government, and lived in wood frame houses costing sixty thousand dollars.It's a different city now, all large and high-tech and expensive.
Lately I wonder why we never make the time to come to cities we like (like Austin) to spend a weekend or long weekend. But then, I wonder about almost anything--like should I get only my spare replaced at Discount Tire, or should I replace all five tires? My big old American sedan has 113,000 miles, so I won't be driving it forever. Big old American sedans have a way of disappointing expectations of those who wish to drive them forever. But in my mind, there's something to be said for the simple 40,000 mile radials--the ones that are four for a dollar or so--as a way to say goodbye to this noble beast. If a car is on the skids, it should have tires with good traction.
I wish I could find a good panaderia before my meeting.