Monday, January 31, 2011

One of my wife and I's favorite Mexican Restaurants in San Marcos and Buda, Texas is opening in Kyle.

Scratch that... they are now open. (I took this photo week ago when they were "Coming Soon."

I know... why does Kyle need ANOTHER Mexican restaurant? I don't know.. but I'm glad Garcia's is here.

I think I'll wait a week or two before trying this one out... as going to a place that's just opened is always nerve racking... (as evidenced by their review here)

Garcia's Mexican Restaurant
575 E Ranch Road 150, Kyle, TX 78640
(512) 268-4510

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Originally uploaded by seanclaes
This family of metal ducks are hanging out in front of the model Bigelow Homes in the Plum Creek Neighborhood.
Looks like the leader has become the follower

Thursday, January 27, 2011


Make a wish.
Originally uploaded by seanclaes
Sometimes you're taking a photo of something completely different... but then you stop and smell the flowers... and find this.

This dandelion (Taraxacum is the "official name") resides just behind a bank across the street from Lehman High School in East Kyle. I was taking a picture of the Lehman Lobo watertower when I saw this.

I've had a few bad days... so... let's all make a wish and watch the seeds of this dandelion fly away to begin new life.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Monday, January 24, 2011

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Stopped into my new local coffee shop.
It's called The Java Cup.
I chatted it up with the owner, Bill Sinor, for a few minutes and snapped a few photos. I learned the coffee blends were designed by the owner himself.. his own special blends. Nice.

This shop is located in the Plum Creek Neighborhood of Kyle. There used to be a coffee shop here which closed about a year and a half ago... was hoping a new place would come in. He's still building it out (sounded like the entire building will eventually be open as a coffee shop/game room/ event area / live music venue) but the coffee shop area is totally ready.

They get their bagels from Austin's "Wholy Bagels"

Mmmmm Flavors.

The Java Cup
130 Kirkham Circle
Kyle Texas 78640

Friday, January 21, 2011

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

It's Su Taco!

The name of this new restaurant in town made me laugh.
Su Taco...

That is all.

Monday, January 17, 2011


3rd St, MLK Day

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Friday, January 14, 2011

Flea Market

Originally uploaded by seanclaes
Kyle Flea Market
Old Hwy 81 North
(I-35 Access Road-West)
Kyle, TX 78640

I've not been to this Flea Market for years... but it's open on weekends.
I like the way the building looks, so I wander over there every few months on weekdays to take photos.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Little Miss Sunshine is surrounded by Orbeez
So.. my kids got Little Miss Sunshine in a kids meal recently... and they got this funky Orbeez maker for Christmas. They went a little wild with the Orbeez maker and now we've got like 3,000 of these little water-balls to contend with (anyone remember when these were sold as watering devises for flowers?

Anyhow.. here's what I did with them.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Motley Menagerie

Originally uploaded by seanclaes
This old-school "Cafe" sign sits atop one of the more colorful homes in Kyle.

Well.. it's a home that's been converted into a restaurant, and it's one of the places in Kyle I enjoy going... The Motley Menagerie Tea House (although I've never had tea there). They've got live music on Friday nights, and some fantastic soups and sandwiches.

Oh.. and the music isn't too loud either. I can take my parents there (and that's a big deal).

602 W. Center Street
Monday - 10-3
Tuesday - Thursday - 10-6
Fri -10-9 Live Music 7 to 9 with a dinner menu selection
Sat - 10 - 3 Breakfast all day.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

NEWS: Breaking Ground on New Kyle Library Thursday!

This shot was taken at the corner of Scott and Meyer Street in central Kyle (just southwest of the downtown square) and it's where a beautiful new Kyle Public Library will be built. This Thursday, January 13, 2011, there will be a groundbreaking ceremony at 1:00p.m.

When built, the address will be 550 Scott Street, Kyle Texas 78640.

If you're in the area Thursday, stop by.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Sunday, January 09, 2011

Saturday, January 08, 2011

God paints the sky so beautifully in the morning. 
Happy Saturday from Kyle, Texas.

Friday, January 07, 2011

Don't dump on us.

On a drain that is located behind HEB Plus! in Kyle, Texas.

Thursday, January 06, 2011

Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Tie-Dye Pancakes in the pan.
I'm always trying something a little different. This time it was tie-dye pancakes. It's pretty easy. You make whatever pancake recipe you like.. box or from scratch. Then... when everything is mixed in and ready to go, get out the food coloring... drop a couple of colors in there, and don't mix it too much (creating the tie-dye look).

The kids like it.. and it makes breakfast that much more interesting.

FYI, we've done it with cookies too.

Tuesday, January 04, 2011

Happy New Year! Polar Bear Splash @ Kyle Pool
I know... Texas weather. it was in the 60s and the water was in the 50s... but I jumped in. Did you?
This is the 7th Annual Polar Bear Splash at the Kyle Pool in Kyle, Texas.

Yes, that's me. This photo was taken by my wife, Jodie Claes.

Monday, January 03, 2011

Sunday, January 02, 2011

Saturday, January 01, 2011


Old Post Rd, Kyle, TX, USA, Earth


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