Monday, August 21, 2006

Sunday Reflections

Yesterday we decided to get out and explore the city of Austin. We headed downtown and went to Amy's Ice Cream . Amy is a local business owner and she is really involved in the community. And her ice cream is real good, but it's also a little expensive.

Then we headed to Ruta Maya Coffee House. Ruta Maya was ranked one of the top 10 coffees in America by Food & Wine Mag. So I had to check it out. I bought a pound of fair trade, organic coffee for $8.50. How sweet is that! Looking forward to going back and hanging at this place.

After some joe, we headed to The Austin Stone Community Church. Austin Stone is one of fastest growing churches in America. Chris Tomlin lead worship and Matt Carter (lead pastor) spoke on tithing. Lot's of young worshippers and the place was packed.

After church we headed to Rudy's "Country Store" & Bar-B-Q. Man this place is so good. The best BBQ I've had. And it's another locally owned business, which is cool. I love the fact that all the cash that we spent yesterday went to locally owned businesses. Out of every $100 we spend, if we buy corporate, only $14 goes back to the local economy. If we buy local, $44 goes back to the local economy. (I'm pretty sure those numbers are correct) So it feels good to support locally owned businesses.

Now it's time for the weekly grind. And the Red Sox SUCKED this week.

10 comments:

Renee said...
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Renee said...

I'm glad you guys are settling in.

We love Chris Tomlin. And, we love Rudy's -- there's one in Denton.

Locally owned businesses are nice. Our favorite little ice cream store is Beth Marie's (also in Denton), but it's a little expensive, too ($.34 per ounce). But, that's usually the cost of supporting small businesses, since they can't get as much of a discount on the things they buy & sell compared to larger corporate companies.

jasen said...

bro - amy's ice cream is bomb. we love it!

chris said...

you need to head to the Salt Lick for some out of this world BBQ.

Chris Marlow said...

I've heard salt lick is real good, that is on my future must hit list for sure.

ForHisRenown said...
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ForHisRenown said...

okay, now i'm jealous. i really like matt carter. he's a man/student/follower of God.

amanda said...

so glad you keep us updated on your new life in TX via the blog world!! we miss you in NC!

iMonk said...

wow, 2 deleted comments from one post. and it wasn't really even that "edgy". impressive.
justin
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Chris Marlow said...

I think the comments were "double" posts :)