Views of the Neighborhood – SpringFest in Bee Cave.

I participated in a local author’s event sponsored by the Bee Cave Library. The event was part of SpringFest which was a huge festival held at the Bee Cave Galleria. (Say high-end shopping center)

SpringFest

Here is a shot of my table before the other author arrived. There were six authors participating and we each got a half table. That plate of squid ink pasta looking stuff is a plate of bookmark charms on grosgrain ribbon.

To give you an idea of the venue, that overhang in the distance held a band which played almost non-stop and very loud. In the foreground is a place for the kids to cool off. Water bubbles up onto the bricks.

There were many food trucks.

Here is another shot of the author booth.

I said earlier that kids cooled off on the bricks. Dogs were there too.

This tent is the current Mayor of Lakeway running for re-election.

A few boat dealers and surf shops were there. (There are several lakes close by, and the Gulf is three and a half hours away. (Surfing in the lake would be disappointing for sure.)

Here is a Madness Autoworks Custom Fiat Abarth. They are a local custom shop.

A view of more tents

Down each street were more tents.

Offering everything imaginable.

A view of the Bee Cave library.

A beautiful serene place to relax.“

This is the Bee Cave city hall. Pretty nice

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  1. Gwen Plano · · Reply

    How fun! It looks like it was a glorious day with lots of family activities. 😊

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    1. There were a ton of activities. The most humorous was the hatchet throwing booth. Looked like a bunch of guys from Arkansas looking to make a buck. 😀

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  2. Was this near your new home? Looks like a busy event. Great to get the locals to know you and your books.

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    1. Yes. Bee Cave is the next community over. About three miles away. Thanks, Darlene.

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  3. It’s good to see that it is basically just the community. Our little city here used to have one very similar, all locals. Now – it is a full-fledged commercial affair. Too crowded to enjoy and too expensive to purchase – the local talent can not compete with the corporations.

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    1. I was surprised as to the size of the event. There were a few corporation tents as well. Thanks, GP.

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  4. Your table looks great, John. I love the name of the library! The weather certainly couldn’t have been any better.

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    1. It was a super day. In the 80’s with low humidity. Thanks, Jill.

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      1. Sounds perfect!

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  5. It looks like a lot was going on there, John. It was a great place to show your books. It all looks well-planned. Good pictures. 🙂 — Suzanne

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    1. It was very well planned, Suzanne. Thank you.

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  6. Looks like a beautiful day and a lot of fun. Kind of envious because it’s been cold and rainy here all week.

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    1. It was beautiful. Thanks, Charles.

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  7. You ace it on style points, good sir. Love your table’s look.

    And it looks like you had weather for the event. Hope you brought your sunscreen and bathing suit (and earplugs).

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    1. Ha haha. Needed all three. Thanks, Marc.😀

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      1. You done good, as per. 🙂

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  8. Really nice, John. Tents all the way down the street, a beautiful library, and a vibrant community.

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    1. Was a good event. Thanks, Jennie.

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      1. You are welcome, John. Thanks for the view!

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  9. Looks like a great day to be outside. What a lovely area. And so many tents to visit! Hope you had a nice time.

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    1. I was and I did. Thank you, Staci

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  10. Looks like you had fantastic weather! 🙂

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    1. It was great.

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      1. 🙂

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  11. Looks like a fun event to visit, and it looks like youhad pretty good weather. I hope you had a good day at the booth.

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    1. The weather was great. It was fun.

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  12. Good exposure for you, John. and more than just a quiet library setting. Your table looked good and you had some shade.

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    1. I did have shade for sure. Was grateful for it. Water too.

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  13. D.L Finn, Author · · Reply

    Looks like a wonderful event. I hope you got to meet a lot of new people:)

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    1. There was a good stream. Handed out lots of cards.

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  14. Looks like a pretty big event. Reminds me a bit of our farmer’s market. It’s gotten so big the farmers got lost in the shuffle.

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    1. Shoud change the name to Whatever Market.

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      1. Exactly. Boise State caps and chair massages next to the tomato vendor.

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      2. There you go.

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  15. Looks like a great turnout! Did you have interested readers show up? A group of us rented an outdoor market stall for the summer near the waterfront and mostly had people wondering how they could publish their works of art, lol

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    1. There were some. Lot of “How did you get started,” type questions. Enjoyed it.

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  16. What fun, John! And such a beautiful day! I do hope you sold a few books!

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    1. Like you I made about $7.00 an hour. Ha haha

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  17. What a pretty day you had for it! Hope it was a smashing success for you, John. Looks like a nice, clean place to live. I’d love to see what Dallas would do if water spurted up from the bricks underneath him!

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    1. it is very clean. Of course Texas is pretty clean in most places. I think Dallas would have been surprised for sure.

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  18. Looks like beautiful weather – plus, I hope the event generates sales and interest.

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    1. It was fun. Not lucrative but fun.

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  19. Always fun to do events like that!

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    1. It is. Thank you, Luanne.

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  20. I would’ve designed the Bee Cave city hall to look like a giant bee hive, but that’s most likely why I’m a bellman and not an architect.
    Love the shots, though, John, thanks again.

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    1. I have to find out where the name Bee Cave came form for sure. I think the bee hive idea is a good one.

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  21. Thanks for the views! It looks like a good time was had by all.

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    1. I had a good time and it did look like others did as well. You moved in?

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      1. Getting settled, but slowly. We’re having the closets modified a bit so we’re still living out of boxes and suitcases. We hope they’re done by the end of the week.

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      2. I know the feeling.

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      3. In addition the laundry room was unfinished. We’re having cabinets and a pantry fit mops and brooms added. The cabinets are being delivered tomorrow, but we still need to select a countertop!

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      4. Sounds nice, Deborah.

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  22. It looks like it was a beautiful day, John.

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    1. It certanly was, Rob. 😄

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      1. That Sun was so bright, I could almost feel it on my face.

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      2. I know what you mean.Thanks, Rob

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  23. Nice turnout – and an awesome idea!

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    1. Thanks, Teri.

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  24. Wow, what a great venue! You’ve definitely landed at a good place, John.

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    1. I think so, Marie. Thank you.

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  25. Looks like a fun event! 🙂

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    1. It was. Thnk you. New gravatar pic I see. Looks great.

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  26. That neighborhood looks pretty darned high-end generally, but for merchants and authors eager for impulse purchases, that’s all to the good! Bee Cave itself got named for the colonies of honeybees that lived in the banks of Barton Creek and Little Barton Creek there in your area.

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    1. Good to know, Linda. This is a high end shopping center. A lot going on there too.

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