The following week end was the Dia de Los Muertos festivities. There were parades at several locations, but we went to just the one, put on by the Mexic-Arte Museum.
Shrines inside the museum
Saturday we attended the Texas Book Festival, held at the capital grounds. The festival was founded by Laura Bush,and the first one was held in 1996. Hubby and I have gone every year since the beginning. It is a wonderful gathering, free to the public to attend. The proceeds from the book sales go to keep the festival running and to support our school libraries.
It's always nice to see our beautiful capitol building in the background, plus be able to go into the chambers to hear some of the participating authors speak.
Now it's back to work this week, I'm getting stuff done around the house, and Hubby is off to Orlando for the International Irrigation show. Coming up this week-end and next, is the yearly East Austin Art Studio tours. We love doing all these things, but sometimes it can be a little tiring to keep up with these "traditions".