A SoCo Sunday

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Today was the kind of day that would make anyone wish they were in Austin, Texas. The clear, blue sky and warm, mid-70s temperatures were a welcome break from our recentĀ  blizzards and non-blizzards. This seemed like the perfect day for a walk along South Congress Avenue.

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Sometimes the SoCo sidewalks can be packed with people, especially around holidays, but today felt like a more local crowd, with folks just out to enjoy a beautiful Sunday afternoon. SoCo is typically a little weirder than the rest of Austin, and today was no exception…

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Everyone was taking pictures of the horseback riders, who were busy taking pictures of themselves. It’s actually not unusual to see horses around downtown Austin, but not on South Congress.

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Home Slice and More Home Slice were packed with customers, vintage jalopies, and motorcycles. I assume they were all playing nicely and celebrating National Pizza Day today.

DSC00833The Hey Cupcake! trailer had a long line. National Cupcake Day is officially December 15, but maybe every day is considered a cupcake holiday?

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There was another long wait at Amy’s Ice Cream as well. National Ice Cream Day isn’t until July, so I’m pretty sure these people were just hungry for ice cream.

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I stopped for a while to listen to the house band at Jo’s Coffee. It still surprises me that Texans will break into a two-step anywhere, even in a coffee shop parking lot.

DSC00864This woman was dancing near me, so I asked her about the flower pot. She showed me that it was just balanced on her head and not attached to a headband or anything. I asked, but didn’t figure out why she was doing this.

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As a fitting end to a perfectly Austin-Weird afternoon, the Oscar Mayer Weiner Mobile was sitting outside the Long Center. Today’s performance there was The Peking Acrobats. I didn’t figure this one out either.

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