Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Tales of the Traveling Tote # 27

Rabbit ~ Rabbit
It's the first of June and time for
Tales of the Traveling Tote.

Welcome to Tales of the Traveling Tote #27
As I type #27, I find it a bit astonishing that our Traveling Tote Group
has been posting and sharing adventures since June 2015.

 No exciting trips or adventures for me and Miss Merri Mac. 
We continue to stay within a few miles of home, though 
I did have a fun day with my sister when she
was recently in town to visit her daughters.

We met in Georgetown to tour a new restaurant venue 
her son-in-law is involved with, enjoyed a quiet lunch, 
and of course stopped into Gatherings.

Above Image from City Post 
City Post is going to be a beautiful new restaurant for those
 of us who live nearby the small town of Georgetown, Texas.  
We laugh and like to say, "Georgetown is just a conversation away!"

Kevin Cummins, owner of City Post, is transforming  
one of the historic buildings on the town square.
Built in the 1930s, the 90 year old structure originally 
served as the Georgetown post office, and upon entering,
we see a section of 98 of the original mail boxes.

The kind of mailbox I knew as a 
child before home delivery.

These boxes greet guests in the lobby and 
can be rented with a yearly membership.

Check your mailbox, and periodically you'll find a fun surprise.
It could be a bottle of wine or whiskey, a voucher for a free 
meal ~ some little treat that is fun and festive.

To the left of the lobby is a little market that will offer
unique gifts and culinary items. made locally or nearby.

I may need to get one of these beeswax owl candles by 
Two Hives Honey in Austin.   
What do you think?

To the right of the lobby will be a butcher shop and oyster bar.
The main dining rooms will be in the back with booths
along the walls and tables down the middle, all set
with beautiful, rich wood tones and soft lighting.

Executive Chef Adrian Corkill, here with the restaurant's 
wood-fired grill, plans a menu of premiere steak and seafood.

Upstairs is a spacious event room complete with stage, 
dance floor and bar.  The basement will offer 
a "speakeasy" with a vintage feel and its own entrance.

Miss Merri Mac and I hope to share an update 
once this exciting new restaurant is open for dining.

Until then, who knows what 
travel plans lie off in the distance.

Ricki Jill @ The Sketchy Reader is hosting our giveaway.
Leave her a comment for a chance to win.
Be sure to visit all the adventures below.
Debbie with Miss Aurora @ Mountain Breaths 
Emily with Miss Courtney ChildsThe French Hutch
Jenna with Miss Coquille @The Painted Apron
Linda P with Miss Lola @ Life and Linda
 Patti with Miss Kenzie @ Pandora's Box
Rita with Miss Luna C Panoply 
Sarah with Miss Merri Mac @ Hyacinths for the Soul (You are here)
Jackie and Miss Madi K @ Purple Chocolat Home
Ricki Jill and Countess De Monet @ The Sketchy Reader

Love Your Creativity @ Life and Linda  Sundays on Silverado @ House on Silverado  All About Home @ Common Ground  Before and After @ Between Naps on the Porch You're the Star @ Electric Red Barn  Inspire Me Monday @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia  Centerpiece Wednesday @ Karins Cottage Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop @ Electric Red Barn Share Your Style @ French Ethereal  Thursday Favorite Things @ Katherine's Corner Charming Homes and Gardens @ Shiplap and Shells  Embracing Home and Family @ The Everyday Farmhouse   Farmhouse Friday @ The Painted Hinge 


The summer we married, my husband was in graduate school, and I was employed as a teacher. We took a portion of our savings that summer and purchased a sailboat. We christened our Catalina 22, “Hyacinths For The Soul” after Saadi’s poem. Our "Hyacinths" provided years of pleasure.


  1. Happy June Sarah! I love seeing historic buildings rehabbed for a new venue and life! What a clever concept and sweet surprises delivered in those boxes for rent. Those beeswax owl candles are hoot, yes, you need a couple or a trio. :) Hope you'll be travelling soon. ♥

  2. How neat to share about your outing with your sister and her SIL's plans for a new restaurant in Austin. I wish him much success. It sounds like it will be a great addition to Austin.
    Hope your refrigerator woes are being fixed. So much rain still in the forecast.Have a good week, Sarah.

  3. Sarah, I loved reading about this new City Post - it sounds like a complete package destination. It's so great to not only get out again, but to know there are entrepreneurs willing and ready to venture out and make a go of new business. Happy June, my friend. Whether we travel far or stay close to home, it's great to just be able to get out with friends and family again.

  4. City Post looks like it will be a wonderful destination spot! I love the "mailbox" idea! Hope your summer brings you on a some exciting travels!

  5. Looks like you enjoyed yourself..:) Again I love what you are wearing:)I always do♥

  6. You always style your tote for photos so cleverly Sarah, all your vignettes are so pretty! City Post looks like it's going to be a fabulous place to dine, and surprises in the mail boxes, how fun is that! I bet there are many treasures in the gift area too, it's so great to see history respected and old buildings restored. Have a wonderful summer sweet Sarah!

  7. Happy June Sarah, so glad you got to get out a little. City Post sounds like it will be a wonderful place. I am happy to hear and see people are restoring old building and opening up a beautiful place for all to enjoy. Fun little gift shop, love the beeswax owl. Your vignettes are always lovely. I am still looking for a pair of Hunter MK boots. Happy summer.

  8. Dearest Sarah,
    Great to read about the time spent with your sister.
    You are fortunate for living in a great state with a true leader as a Governor.
    We too enjoyed some travel by car to Tennessee. It is not easy for finding gas with prices in Atlanta being as high as $ 4.399 for one gallon of premium! What a change...
    But as long as we can enjoy some outings, that is blissful.

  9. City Post looks like so much fun....who wouldn't like to get fun surprises in a post office box? I love that! I know you enjoyed your time with your sister and nieces. :D

  10. City Post sounds like an exciting new steakhouse to add to the Georgetown/Austin area. I enjoyed seeing the photos of the old post office and reading a little the history. A clever idea for the mailbox. I'm sure this was a fun and exciting day for you and your sister. We haven't traveled far from home either but hope everything continues to get better everyday. Like you say, who knows what exciting travels lie ahead! Happy June Sarah.............

  11. Sarah, your day with your sister was delightful. City Post looks like a remarkable restaurant and venue. The boxes with a little gift is a wonderful idea. I love when historic buildings aren’t torn down, but repurposed! You must share your visit when they open! Happy June!

  12. City Post sounds like a really neat addition for George Town. Ill share this with my Texas Peeps. We celebrated Hal’s birthday all last week, and I was too pooped to remember to publish for today. I have lots of pics for next time. CherryKay

  13. City Post sounds like a really neat addition for George Town. Ill share this with my Texas Peeps. We celebrated Hal’s birthday all last week, and I was too pooped to remember to publish for today. I have lots of pics for next time. CherryKay

  14. City Post will be a fun venue for sure, and I always enjoy trying new restaurants. Glad you are having sister time, and you definitely need the beeswax owl candle :-) Happy June Sarah.

  15. Hi Sarah! How fun to be with your sister and visit the historic building which is being transformed. Yes, you certainly need an owl or two. Happy June!

  16. Sarah, that looks like a great restaurant and I love the ideas of the postal boxes. Looks like you and Miss Merri Mac will be going a few good places on your travels. Love the shot of her riding the rails..Happy Day..xxoJudy

  17. Sarah this will be such a great restaurant. I love all of the great details he has included. I always admire people who will take on a restaurant. It is such work, but we sure enjoy them. That picture on the railroad tracks with Miss Merri Mac is award winning! Have a great summer.

  18. That looks like it will be a fabulous restaurant and I would put it high on my list should I ever be in your fair city! I love the sweet honey items, too. (No pun intended!) You may not be traveling as such but you definitely head out in style!


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