So last weekend I flew to Austin, Texas with mom to visit family and go on a food photography prop hunt at the Fredericksburg, Texas trade days. The trade days are basically acres of booths and barns filled with antiques and other “stuff.” All the weird, rusted “stuff” you could ever want, in fact.
It was a whirlwind weekend that involved a lot of driving to get here and there and back again. Texas is a BIG state and they like to build things WAY far away from each other.
But like all of my travel adventures, the trip was filled with plenty of joy and plenty to see: wildflowers everywhere, the Texas Whitehouse, cupcakes from Hey Cupcake in Austin, Tex-Mex with my cousins, a giant Texas-sized glass of wine with my mom, corn fields, dark intriguing stormy skies, creepy baby dolls, good conversations and laughter, and sweet Lulu the dog.
Oh, and a few little food photography props too.
As always I’ve returned from travelling a little more exhausted than I was when I left, but I feel inspired by what I experienced and motivated to be creative.
I like it that way. A good dose of family, a good dose of fun, enough time away to get the gears turning again, and just about all the crazy Texas driving I could handle.