With very little cajoling, he talked me into coming to his place so that he could take me dancing at one of his favorite venues: Steiner Ranch. Steiner Ranch Steak House sits high up on a bluff overlooking Lake Travis so that we'll be able to catch a beautiful sunset. Even better, his favorite band, Skyrocket! will be playing there Thursday night. I've heard him speak so favorably of the place and of the band that I just couldn't resist his invitation.
So on Thursday morning I packed an overnight bag, jumped in the SUV, and headed for the Austin area. I didn't come empty-handed...I brought some of my homemade chicken noodle soup, some hummus, and some quinoa tortilla chips to share with him for lunch.
As we pulled up the steep, curvy drive to Steiner Ranch that evening, the place, I could see that the place was impressively imposing, sitting high up on the top of the hill. Decks hung out over the bluff, promising fantastic views of the sunset over Lake Travis.
|Steve, capturing the sunset with some female admirers|
We arrived just as the band did, and it didn't take them long to get set up...just long enough for us to order a couple of hors d'oeuvres to share and some drinks. Some very tasty beef tip kebabs and sesame-coated pan-seared ahi tuna, sliced thin and served over a bed of mixed greens.
|The band, Skyrocket!, getting set up|
Once the band started up, that was it. Friend Steve dragged me out onto the dance floor for the first dance. And the second dance. And soon the floor was mobbed and it didn't matter any more. No one was dancing with anyone in particular...just having a great time dancing to some incredibly fantastic music from Skyrocket!
|(photo from Steve)|
|Eight years old, and already showing some "moves!"|
|Skyrocket! band with some fantastic vocals|
|Steve showing some 'tude with that hat!|