Austin Adventure


Last Wednesday Jenna and I headed to Austin, TX for a cooking segment on KXAN news and our first book signing with Barnes and Noble. Since Austin is only a couple hours from us, we headed out that morning. I had planned on meeting friends of ours in Lampassas on the way down for a a quick hello. Sherry actually saw our post on Crockin’ Girls and emailed me if I could stop by for just a second because she had a little present for me. Jenna and I left out that morning, and once driving on the highway I told Jenna that my wheel sure was shaking. She says does it always do that, and I stated that I really couldn’t remember. We happened to be in our Jeep Liberty for the day because it gets really good gas mileage. It usually stays at our Insurance Office and Kris uses it for business and when he is on the road a lot. Anyway, didn’t think much about it any more and on the way to Austin Jenna notices my tire pressure in one of my tires was reading really low. I pulled into Lometa, TX and put some air into the tire. Got back on the road and all of a sudden my car wouldn’t go above 30 mph. The gear shift is located in the middle between Jenna and I, so I pulled off the road, put the car into park, and then back into drive, and got back on the road. Nothing! It’s not going any faster and I am thinking Oh no, my transmission is going out. ;( We get Kris on the phone and bless his heart, he had a busy day planned as well. He thinks we may have gotten an air bubble in the fuel line when we turned the car on and off at the gas station (the jeep is a diesel). So immediately I call Sherry and tell her we are on our way to Lampassas and need to get to a mechanic. She puts Dale on the phone and he gives me directions to where I need to go. He says, don’t worry about anything Nicole y’all can just take my car to Austin.

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Find Our Cookbook Near You!


We want to thank all of the retail stores around the country carrying our Slow Cookin’ Companion! If you would like to carry the book in your store or if you know of a bookstore or boutique that should be, let us know and we’ll contact them! Thanks for everyone’s support, it means sooo much!

Monogram Plus – Birmingham
Wrapsody – Bessemer

Desert Rose – Lake Havasu City
Ruffler’s Roost – Chandler
Orange Patch Too – Mesa
Sweet Basil – Scottsdale
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