HOPE Farmers' Market, Huston-Tillotson, and Other Texas Shenanigans

We made it to Austin, new for three of us but home to our t-rex extraordinaire, Handley. While preparing for the HOPE Farmers’ Market, we explored the city. The locals are pretty dedicated to, in their words, “keeping Austin weird,” and they do a pretty great job.


On our day off, we explored North Loop and got some great coffee at Epoch. We also checked out the nightlife on Sixth Street, which was pretty great. (Austin drinks are strong).



On Sunday, we got to set up at HOPE Farmers’ Market. Complete with live music, tamales, and vegan ice cream (avocado based), the market was a great time. We did, however, bake alive, as it was 88 degrees (and, according to Samsung weather, felt like 99). By the end, we were pretty wilted.


Jocelyn meeting a new friend!

We got to meet Handley’s family, and his son Bryce joined the herd as a t-rex rider.



Then, suddenly, it dropped 40 degrees, starting raining non-stop, and it was time for us to go to Huston-Tillotson. Huston-Tillotson is an HBCU (Historically Black College/University) and was a pretty great time! We had lots of enthusiastic folks, gave away a ton of t-shirts, and had a student take a turn in the t-rex suit.



Handley’s not sure how he feels about that one.


Texans are fun and friendly, and we had a lot of fun hanging out with them. We’re now on the final leg of our journey: three action-packed days at the Future Farmers of America convention in Indianapolis. Details on that adventure coming soon!


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