Back from a long weekend in Austin... highlights: breakfast with artist Austin Kleon and his wife, Meg, at Elizabeth Street Cafe, buying a golden-ochre caftan at JM Dry Goods (owned by novelist Jenny Davidson's sister-in-law), dinner at Uchiko on Saturday night, and just easy living, and hanging with my bro. Landed in New York at sunset, now thinking ahead to August and where I'll go next: back to Texas and a desert road trip to Marfa? The West Coast: Portland? Palm Springs? A Tibetan Buddhist meditation retreat Upstate? Better ideas? Please advise. Seeking something mellow and inexpensive and way off the grid.