Highest Flying Kite

March 3, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Sunday is Kite Day in Austin. For over 80 years, people of all ages have been flocking to Zilker Park with kites in hand to test their kite flying skills. The Zilker Kite Festival, always held the first Sunday in March, is the true herald of Spring and one of my favorite festivals in Austin. […]

New Year's Day Good Luck Tradition

January 1, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Eating black eyed peas on New Year’s Day is essential for anyone in the South. No one in my family would even consider skipping this southern tradition for fear of having the promise of luck and prosperity that comes with this almost religious experience elude them. The black eyed pea, really a legume and not […]