This weekend I went for a walk to see what I could see. And the first thing I saw was a circus!
And this family, waiting for the circus, brought their cute little pet along. (I’ve seen those in stores but never in real life.) Unfortunately, the circus tickets were $38 (!), which was out of my price range.
By happenstance, however, I was a short walk from the Art City Austin festival that was going on, featuring tickets I could afford and artwork I could not. They also had a dining area full of food trucks. Yum!
This was a very family friendly event. There were children playing everywhere!
And to encourage that, the Austin Chess Club had a giant chess set out for kids to play with! Awesome!
The first match I watched.
The members of the chess club helped by offering advice, explaining rules, and sometimes picking the move.
A strategy session; a meeting of fine minds.
Considering his next move. Don’t be fooled by his youthful appearance – this young mastermind was decimating his opponents.
This kid was adorable! He saw my camera and looked straight into it for a picture.
This branch is where the cool kids hang, yo.
A close up of the white knight and some of the chalk artwork done by the children.
Victory is mine! sayeth the young genius. (Seriously, both I and the chess club members were quite impressed by his mad chess skills.)
People seemed to be taking this giant words quite literally. There was one that said art, though I didn’t spend much time around it. One wonders, however.
This awesome-sauce lady made me the most delicious peanut butter and honey crepe. I was so happy! (I’d never had a crepe before, guys; can you believe it?!)
This is the name of the crepe food truck. All the workers are deaf/hard of hearing and I was so excited because I used my miniscule knowledge of ASL to order and I was understood! (Okay, I signed “6” and “Thank you” but still! It was quite an adventure for me successfully use a language I had never communicated in before.) Anyway, if you see them about, definitely give them a try! They have both sweet and savory crepes and they’re absolutely delicious.