Views of the Neighborhood – Eggstravaganza

Today we are going on an Easter Egg hunt and more. Our destination is Lakeway park, and it should be a lot of fun. We are catered by Café No Sé in Austin. Our entertainment is Shania Twain.

Menu

  • avocado toast, soft boiled egg, crème fraîche, arugula, Aleppo carrots
  • smoked salmon bagel, salmon, hard-boiled egg, pickled onion, tomato, caper scallion cream cheese, everything bagel
  • lemon-ricotta hotcakes, apple-thyme chutney, pecan butter, maple syrup
  • café scramble, roasted wild mushrooms, Fresno pepper, spinach, fresh ricotta, sourdough toast
  • sweet potato hash, two sunny eggs, crispy pork belly, kimchi, mustard greens, jalapeño, kale
  • cowboy breakfast, two sunny eggs, bacon, confit pork, borracho beans, tomato, roasted jalapeño, cilantro butter

Vegan plant protein can be substituted, and they offer any drink on the planet

Picture of an old time school bus

So hop on, and we’ll be off.

Looks like a big turnout.

A favorite stop.

Always time for Ice cream.

Water and shave ice.

Face and body decorating.

Baskets for the easter egg grab.

The new Park& Rec digital billboard. Has the schedule for the various age group egg hunts.

A volunteer handing out candy. (Don’t ask)

The Easter Bunny.

Bubbles.

Petting zoo. Turtle, bunnies, chicken, guinea pig, and T-Rex.

The field for the 9 and 10-year-olds has been littered with 3000 eggs. Inside some of the eggs are prize notifications.

And there they go. Within three minutes, there was not an egg left.

Here’s where the prizes are handed out.

Chalk art competition underway.

Thank you, Lakeway Parks and Rec, for a successful event.

Now relax in the shade and enjoy the food and music.

99 comments

  1. Wonderful! Thank you 😊

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    1. Thank you, Asitha. I’m glad you liked the post.

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      1. You are welcome, John 😊

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    1. Thank you for sharing the post today , Michael. 😁

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  2. Happy Sunday, John! A great entertaining area, and there are more people in front of the book truck than the icecream truck. That makes hope! 🙂 Enjoy your weekend! Best wishes, Michael

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    1. Ha ha ha. I never noticed that, Michael. Thank you.

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  3. My favourite Shania Twain song. Thanks. Looks like a fun day and a fabulous menu. Can’t decide, might have to have two meals.

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    1. Thanks, Darlene. I’m sure two meals would be okay. 😊 They are ultra lite.

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  4. That’s settles it! We’re moving! I loved this, John. Thanks so much for sharing. What a fantastic event. Wishing you all a peaceful Sunday.

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    1. Thank you, Jill. It was a fun event.

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  5. Fun, prizes, hotcakes and coffee along with good music – a Grand Sunday, John!
    (I looked for an Easter emoji, but couldn’t find one, this was the best I could do – 🐰 )

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    1. Your emoji works. Thanks for the lovely words, GP. 😊

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  6. Looks like a fun time for all.

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    1. It certainly was, Joan. 😊

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    2. Such a nice neighborhood outing. It’s great to see people having a good time together. Thanks for sharing, John. 😊

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      1. Thank you for coming along. I told the restaurant you were picking up the tab so I’m glad you got on the bus.😁

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      2. I’ll do a shift/tab. 🙂

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      3. That should get you out of there quick. 😁

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  7. Looks like it was a beautiful day and a grand time, John.

    I’ll have the sweet potato hash, two sunny eggs, crispy pork belly, kimchi, mustard greens, jalapeño, kale, But, I’ll on a bit of a diet, Let’s skip the kale.

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    1. Smart choice on the kale, Dan. Thanks. I hope you have a super Sunday.

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      1. You too, John.

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  8. It looks like you had a beautiful day for it!

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    1. It was a perfect day. Not too hot but lots of sun. 😁

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  9. Looks like a blast.

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    1. It was. Thanks, Charles.

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  10. Lots of spirit in your neighborhood, John. You’d have to pay me a lot to wear that mascot airplane outfit😂. I’ll take one cowboy breakfast. 👍

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  11. Gwen M. Plano · · Reply

    Oh my goodness. The guy with the airplane wrapped around him looks like he was having a blast, or at least soaring. 🤣 People are so funny. Thank you for sharing this happy event, John. Loved it and Shania’s contribution. 😊

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    1. Thank you Gwen. I asked the guy if I could take his photo. He said, “Yes as long as you don’t identify me.” I said, “Don’t worry. Anyone who knows you won’t acknowledge that fact.” He loved that comment.

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      1. Gwen M. Plano · ·

        Only you could have thought up that response. 🤣🤣🤣

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  12. Looks like a winner as far as your events go.

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    1. Was fun. The kids really enjoyed it.

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  13. What fun for both families and kids! My daughter is still trying to find a local Easter Egg hunt where our 2 year old could manage. I’d take that salmon bagel and a dose of Shania Twain any day of the week.

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    1. Me too, Noelle. Have your daughter move to Lakeway. 😊

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      1. From the looks of it, she should!

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  14. Love the Easter themed menu, and you can never go wrong with offering up any drink on the planet.
    As for the tour, eggcellent!

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    1. I got lazy on the drink menu and decided that if you can think it up I can serve it up. Thanks, Marc.

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      1. It still counts.

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      2. Yes sir buddy.

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  15. Oh, that looks like so much fun for the little ones and plenty of fun for all the adults observing the festivities. I always loved Easter egg hunts when I was a kid. That petting zoo looked really cute, too. Now I’m off to enjoy my lemon-ricotta hotcakes. Thanks, John! 🙂

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    1. Good choice on the hot cakes. Thanks for coming along, Mae.

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  16. I love that wordplay in the title, John! 👍 The first two pictures show Mary’s and my favourite! Oh yeah! Books and ice cream. 🤤😋
    Have a wonderful Sunday,
    Pit

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    1. Two good things to have as favorites.

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  17. Hey, John. I hope you got your fair share of those eggs! 😎😜 Shania Twain was the perfect way to cap off a great day!

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    1. Thank you, Ron. 😁

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  18. A fun day. Where was the step ladder to pet T-rex ?

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    1. Ha ha ha. He was waiting in the woods.

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  19. That looks like a great day.

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  20. I think you’d look cute in that airplane costume, John 🙂 Looks as though the kids had a blast.

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    1. They had a great time. 😊

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  21. Looks like a grand day for a fun event. I’m struck by the absence of parents during the egg hunt though. Sadly, when Domer was a child, the parents took over at one of our egg hunts, snatching eggs from little kids and dropping them into their own kids’ baskets. Made for many a tear … and some choice words from other parents. Domer refused to attend thereafter. Happy Sunday, John!

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    1. Our organizers excluded parents so that kind of stuff didn’t go on.Thanks, Debbie.

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  22. Dan Conti · · Reply

    Nice menu, but no hasenpfeffer and dumplings?

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    1. We ran out of hasenpfeffer since the bunnys were busy with the Easter eggs. Thaks for the visit Dan

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  23. What a great event! Lakeway is the best! It seems the egg hunt was well organized with plenty of other activities. Great to see the bookmobile there. Looked like good weather for it. Sunny and very windy here which is appropriate for Portland’s Windfest this weekend. Thanks for the brunch and music!

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    1. Thank you, Jo. We have had a lot of wind for the last two weeks. I want it to stop.

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  24. D.L. Finn, Author · · Reply

    This looks like a lot of fun. It’s been years since I’ve been to a community egg hunt.

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    1. It far exceeded expectations.

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  25. John,
    Iam still confused,BUT …. Looks like a great day. I think we are about 35 degrees. But might go up to 60!
    We have Farmers Markets in season but there is very little food. I did like all your pictures. Keep up the good work.

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    1. It was a great day, Tom. Thanks for the lovely comment. 😁

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  26. Wow – that looks like so much fun – kids know how to move fast to find Easter eggs. And I won’t ask about that airplane costume…

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    1. They do know how to move fast.

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  27. petespringerauthor · · Reply

    Another delightful event from your remarkable community.

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    1. Thank you, Pete.

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  28. That was fantastic all around! The eats, the hunt, the music… A wonderful Easter Sunday!

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    1. Thank you so much, Dale. 🤗

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  29. This looks like a lot of fun, John.

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    1. It was, Robbie. 😁

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  30. What fun! Books, ice cream, eggs, and prizes – and the weather looks perfect.

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    1. It was perfect, Teri. Thanks for going along. 😊

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  31. What fun for the kiddos! And such a beautiful day as well. Thanks for sharing, John!

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    1. Thank you, Jan. It was great.

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  32. What a fun event, John! I sure wish our community did the same thing. And Shania Twain is a favorite. 🙂 Thanks for taking us along!

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    1. Thanks for gong along, Lauren. Glad you liked it.

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  33. I love all of these, and like how you rerun the bus that looks like any minute it will zoom off the page. Easter is a happy time since it represents a new season when you shake all its religion off, and I think that’s okay being the lapsed Catholic that I am. Thanks for all the trouble you take to amuse and delight. 🙂

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    1. That bus has a killer interior just right for a big party. Rebirth is what I always think of when Easter comes around. I’m glad you liked the ride.

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      1. Always. I think you could put them up on Instagram as well. 🙂

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      2. I have not been using Instagram due to time. I guess maybe I should do more.

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      3. Maybe just a little more. Twiggy and Lucy at least. 🙂

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  34. Once again, I’m amazed at all the wonderful and fun family events your neighborhood hosts. So glad I found a moment to stop by and take a look! Great post!! 😀

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    1. I’m glad too, Marcia. Thanks for doing so.

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  35. A fun event for kiddos young and old alike. I remember our kids going to things like that.

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    1. Yes it was fun.

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  36. This was fun! Love the petting zoo.

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    1. Thanks, Jennie.

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      1. You’re welcome, John.

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