Daily Archives: June 30, 2019

Little Boy Blue . . .

Wrapping Up Our Waco Weekend.

Our stay at the Marble Falls Motel 6 was OK, I guess, except for the broken WiFi. And flakey cell signal so I couldn’t hotspot my phone either. Bummer.

Saturday morning, with Linda working, we met Chris and Piper for breakfast about 9am over at the Grand Central Café in Kingsland.

Grand Central Cafe

If this place looks kind of familiar, like you might have seen it in a movie or something, you’d be right. It was the setting for The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, shot in 1974. The house, but not the location.

When it was a movie set it was located over near Round Top, Texas, but was disassembled and moved to Kingsland in the late 1990’s, where it’s now part of the Antlers Inn, a turn of the century railroad resort that sits on Lake LBJ.

Grand Central Cafe 2

And the breakfast was just as good as the history behind the place.

Jan and I both got the Two Egg Breakfast, with Jan getting the Home Fries and Fruit,

Grand Central Cafe Jan

while I got the same thing, but with grits and bacon.

Grand Central Cafe Greg

Really good, especially the bacon.

Finally, getting in our goodbye hugs, we were on our way for the 3-1/2 hour trip down to Katy to meet up with Brandi, Lowell, and Landon. We were going to eat at a new place they’ve heard a lot about, Astor Farm To Grill.

It’s kind of an eclectic, fusion type of place, with a combination of South African, Venezuelan, and Argentinean food.  Not sure how they came up with that menu, but it is good. Very good.

Jan had the Lemongrass Grilled Chicken Breast with a salad,

Astor Lemon Chicken Breast

while I got the Gluten Free 8oz Angus Burger with Sweet Potato Fries.

Astor Plantain Burger

It’s gluten free because the bun is actually made from Fried Plantains. Other than that it was a normal, delicious burger. I got it for the plantains, not the GF aspect,.

Everyone really enjoyed what they had, and we’ll certainly go back.

We got home about 4:30, got everything out of the car, and then Jan followed me over to the Enterprise office to drop it off.

Then this morning while Jan was unpacking the suitcases, apparently Karma decided that the next time we leave to go somewhere, she’s going with us. Even if she has to camp out in Jan’s suitcase so she wont’ be left behind.

Karma in Suitcase

Wrapping up, Landon decided he wanted to do something different with his hair this summer, so he went with BLUE.

Landon Little Boy Blue

Well, that’s certainly different, I guess. It’s temporary, and will wash right out if he wants to try something different.


We had a great time the last few days, getting to catch up with old firiends, meet a new one, and also see both of our kids, et. all.

Really fun.

Thought for the Day: 

The trouble with trouble is that it usually starts out being fun.


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