A Day at the San Marcos Outlet Mall, Thursday, October 13, 2011

October 14, 2011 - 2:59 pm No Comments

Ben took us about 30 minutes south of Austin today to the San Marcos Tanger Outlet Mall.   I’ve seen a lot of outlet malls in my life but this is by far the biggest.   Every store imaginable—including Crate and Barrel, Williams Sonoma, Pottery Barn, as well as all the regular stuff.   I think Ben outshopped me, and that’s the truth!!!   LOL

We had lunch at the Cracker Barrel and did a little more shopping before leaving San Marcos.   Tonight we had dinner with Ben and a couple of his friends at a restaurant called “Hop Doddy”.   It’s a gourmet hamburger joint.   People are everywhere on the streets and in the restaurants and it’s Thursday evening!!    One reason these restaurants are so successful is parking is available all up and down the streets and there is no cost.   And you BACK into the spot rather than pulling in head first.   This makes traffic flow easier when cars are pulling out of their parking spaces.   Austin’s folks love to be outdoors, walk around, and enjoy the weather.   It’s really like early fall at home—-warm during the day but cool in the evening.

Ben dropped us off after dinner and we bid him farewell because we won’t see him in the morning.   We plan on getting an early start toward home tomorrow.   We’ve enjoyed our visit with Ben and he will be home for Christmas.   Another bonus for him living in Austin!

Stay tuned.   Bonnie

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