Views of the Neighborhood – Mailbox Toppers.

Today we were supposed to go to a charity walk/run, but unfortunately, due to the weather, it was canceled. So instead, we are going to visit some mailbox toppers. Some are old friends with changes, and some are new to us. We are being catered by Cavalier in Austin. Our entertainment is The Rolling Stones. (Yes, Mick owes me one.)
Menu
Full bar and beverage service.
Picture of an old time school bus
Hop on the bus, and let’s go.

Our first stop is an armadillo we have seen before. He has a new sombrero and looks very distinguished.

Here is a new one. I call it the Hangover.

Let sleeping dogs lie. (The truth is overrated)

How about a flying pig or at least a pig with wings.

A blue turtle.

A naked armadillo.

Bluebird of happiness.

Siesta time.

The fox who had ice running off his nose last time now sports a plaid ribbon.

Here’s Bevo, the mascot of the University of Texas, in a different pose. I think the owner is upset at UT’s loss to Baylor that kept them out of this year’s Championship game (Which Baylor won against Oklahoma State.)

So relax and enjoy the food and music. I hope you have a great week.

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  1. I stopped looking for a favorite since they all rock. Excepting for the hangover mailbox topper since, well . . . too close to home.

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    1. Ha ha ha . It just looked to me like the left over from one heck of a 4th of July party. Thanks, Marc.

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      1. I might’ve been there.

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  2. They are all wonderful, especially the flying pig. Thanks for a bit of Mick on a cloudy cool Spanish Sunday! (Was he ever that young??)

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    1. Was I ever that young? I guess the answer is yes. Thanks, Darlene.

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  3. Love the bluebird of happiness! All are clever and well-done.

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    1. Thank you, Karen. Glad you liked them. 😊

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  4. One day I’d like to hear how Mick owed you one!
    I chomped on the shrimp and grits while we took our ride. I like the idea of ‘when pigs fly’ but I think he needs a paint job. But they’re all cute.

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    1. Most do need a paint job, I think. Thanks, GP.

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      1. Texas weathering.

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  5. These are fun, John! Love the armadillo in the sombrero. Very festive! We had one in our yard this morning in the pre-dawn hours, but he wasn’t sporting any snazzy headwear.πŸ˜‰

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    1. I was on a bike ride two days ago and one was crossing the street. No snazzy hat either. Thanks, Lori.

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  6. These are great! I love the armadillo wearing the sombrero. Thanks for sharing, John! Wishing you all a peaceful Sunday.

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    1. Wishing you a peaceful Sunday as well, Jill. 😊

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  7. Gwen M. Plano · ·

    I laughed at the armadillos. When I lived in Branson, people blamed the growing armadillo population on Texas. They are curious animals for sure. Thanks for the walk-bys and the breakfast enticements. Hope all is perfect in your world. 😊

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    1. Well ‘perfect’ is a high bar. Let’s say all is good. Thank you, Gwen. Can you imagine an armadillo walking from Texas to Missouri or getting into Texas luggage?

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      1. Gwen M. Plano · ·

        I know, right? πŸ˜‚ I don’t even think they can run. They are very interesting creatures.

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  8. I loved the armadillo wearing a sombrero. And was Mick Jagger ever that young? πŸ˜€

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    1. I know. He is two years younger than me so I have the same question about myself. Thanks, Joan.

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  9. You gotta love Mick Jagger. Still great after all these years, too. I still love the armadillo and sleeping dog. Nice post and great spirit in your β€˜hood. Oh, give me the French toast with hot maple syrup (just like Cracker Barrel does)…

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  10. Poor Bevo. I don’t follow college sports much, and I really don’t have a thing against UT, but I confess I grinned a little when I heard that final score.

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  11. Another wonderful Sunday adventure. Thank you for taking us along with you.

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  12. Oh my my … that’s quite the collection of toppers. Cheers to the families for doing this. As a Cincinnatian, gotta love the Flying Pig … Siesta Time is a good one …. Sleeping Dog made me laugh. Well done, John.

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    1. Thank you, Frank. I’m glad you enjoyed them

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  13. Great tour, John, with some good food and music. The mailbox toppers are interesting. πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you, Tim. 😊

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      1. And, like GP, I’d sure like to hear how Mick owed you. πŸ™‚

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      2. Ha ha ha. I must have been a good one to wave those concert fees.

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  14. How very interesting, John! I’ve never seen anything like this. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. You all have mail boxes on poles and things. These folks have boxes as part of monuments 🀣

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      1. We do have quite a few mail boxes like these in our neighbourhood, but none of them with things on top.

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  15. It’s hard to choose a favorite. They are such great fun. Thanks for sharing

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    1. I’m gald you liked them.Maggie.

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      1. I did John. I’m Lauren 😊

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      2. Yeah I know. I got the right answer on the wrong comment. Sorry about that. πŸ™„

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  16. Not surprised that the bluebird is happy. He’s clearly eating well.

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    1. That is true. Thanks, Charles.

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  17. I love the flying pig. You named that questionable topper perfectly- the hangover. This was great fun, John!

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  18. These mailbox toppers are always entertaining, but your comments are what make the post! I like the bluebird of happiness and the fox. That hangover one is definitely a statement topper. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Yes it is a statement. Mason jar and tattered flag. Sounds like debauchery to me..Thanks, Barbara.

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  19. I love the armadillo in the hat. I wish we had mailboxes here so I could decorate, But we have a wall of mailboxes and anything on a single mailbox would probably be stolen. Boo.
    For a yummy breakfast, I will have a biscuit without gravy, but with avocado and an egg!

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    1. Okay then. A very healthy breakfast. Our last community was a bunch of mail boxes. A long walk for sure.

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  20. That seems to be the theme song for my life. Love the mailbox toppers. Not possible in our neighborhood.

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    1. The cancel of the event you mean?

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  21. These are all nice, John, except the hangover one, of course. I like the sleeping dog best.

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    1. It is a good one for sure. Thanks, Robbie.

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  22. D.L. Finn, Author · ·

    Good song choice πŸ™‚ I love the mailbox toppers, that would keep me entertained on any walk.

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    1. It is quite something when they get changed.

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  23. Great song choice this week!! One of my favorites. The armadillo with the sombrero got my vote this time. Thanks for sharing.

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  24. We could use a bluebird of happiness about now. You and Jagger share some of the same moves- did he teach you a thing or two? πŸ™‚

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    1. Yes he did. How not to Bogart a joint.

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  25. The blue turtle is very pretty. The Hangover is . . . strange. (As for the food, I still don’t get chicken and waffles.)

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    1. Ha ha ha. Has something to do with syurp and chicken.

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      1. A chicken and syrup combo is just wrong.

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      2. To a Yankee yes.

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      3. The same holds true for “sweet tea.”

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  26. These are/this is quite the neighbourhood!

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    1. Thank you, Willow. 😁

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      1. Sure thing…it looks like a fun place!

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  27. I love the fact that Mick owed you one πŸ™‚

    That pig is so cute, and who can resist a bluebird of happiness or an armadillo in a sombrero?

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    1. Thank you, Mae. 😁

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  28. These are all great, John, but that sleeping dog and adorable fox are my faves. Thanks for the delicious eats and drinks. πŸ™‚

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    1. Thanks for joining us, Lauren.

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  29. I love the fox in her plaid bow!And the armadillo in his sombrero. But I thought the politically correct folks had done away with the “siesta man”! Great tour, John.

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  30. Great photos we don’t really have mailboxes, let alone mailbox toppers but they’re cool.

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    1. Thanks you, Charlotte.

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  31. I find the Texas mailbox toppers so very cool! That hangover one is hilarious!

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    1. Thank you, Dale.

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  32. petespringerauthor · ·

    I’m partial to the flying pig with wings, probably because I have a hat with movable pig wings.

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    1. How do you know they are pig wings?

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      1. petespringerauthor · ·

        Good point! 🀣

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      2. It is your hat. I guess you can call the wings any thng you want. 🀣

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  33. LOL! Those are fun. I do like the flying pig. We had a neighbor up the street with one and two giraffes in their front yard. They’ve moved and I miss seeing them.

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    1. That would be fun for sure.

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  34. I like all of these, but I’m pretty partial to the flying pig.

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    1. I like flying pigs myself.

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  35. I liked the Fox the best, but they were all good.

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    1. The fox is cute for sure.

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  36. Bluebird of happiness for the win – in my opinion. Lovely walk.

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    1. Thank you, Audrey.

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