Saturday, August 15, 2009

Austin Ice Cream Festival

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      It's 100* here in Austin, Texas right now and there aren't too many thing available for doing outside. There's canoe and kayak renting for $10 per hour on Lake Lady Bird. Add a six pack and a couple sandwiches and you've got a great afternoon!

      If canoing is not your forte, then there is still time to make it to the Austin Ice Cream Festival going on today at Waterloo Park, just east of the capital building. Enjoy an ice cream eating contest, a screaming for ice cream contest and a popsicle stick building contest. Oh, and mountains of ice cream to be devoured!

      There will be vegan selections so those with dairy problems can still enjoy the festival. There is a small charge of $5 to get in the gate, but sponsor donations will go to help out the Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Austin, a great organization to support.

      You know where I'll be for the rest of the afternoon! Also, if you're looking for some real food while you're in the area, check out some of the amazing Thai places downtown or head up to the University of Texas campus near 19th and Guadalupe and check out Veggie Haven next to Brave New Books. Freebirds is also just south of Lake Lady Bird on the south east corner of Riverside and Congress. Excellent places for the gluten-free vegetarian!

      Enjoy the rest of your weekend!


  1. Yeah, but life happens and you have a new car!

  2. Hi, I just ran across your name on and had to come see what your blog was like. I'm definitely adding you to my Google reader!

    I'm newly diagnosed with Celiac Disease and have been gluten free for 5 weeks.

  3. Hi Mindy!

    Glad to see you on board! Going gluten free can be the biggest challenge of it all, so stay strong! If you have any questions that you aren't finding answers to, let me know and I'll try to point you in the right direction!

    Thanks for stopping by!



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