Llano is an adorable small town and I would have loved to explore it in depth. As it was, we had a delicious down-home breakfast at the local diner, the Hungry Hunter. It's right across the street from a place where, after you get your deer, you can drop it off at any hour of the day or night via a kind of self-service meat locker system, and they will dress it for you. Not a problem I ever expect to have, but I guess where there's a need, there's a service to take care of it.
Here's main street in Llano on a Sunday morning.
Texas, as you may have heard, has a very high opinion of itself, but also a sense of humor. In the women's bathroom at the Austin airport, for example, the mirror is engraved with a motto:
Reality -- Texas -- Fantasy
I took this to mean that Texas is somewhere between fantasy and reality. Just in case you ladies need a little reminder about your special Texan place in the universe while you're primping, right?
The mirror was also engraved with the outlines of various "faceless" hairstyles at varying heights. If you stood in the right place, your reflection could "try on" what you looked like with beauty-queen-style big hair, a beehive, pigtails, or another style that might suit your fancy. That part was very cool.
I wish I'd taken a picture, but the restroom was quite busy and I'd have felt a little weird getting out my camera. No telling how lady Texans would react to such foolishness. The last thing I wanted was to have to (figuratively) shoot my way out of town. I suspect they would have been a match for me, with Barbara Jordan as a role model. She's a presence in the Austin airport, too.
Seems like Texas has a tradition of being home to courageous, accomplished women. Like my friend.