Austin Texas, home sweet home

5 Sep

 

We spent Labor Day weekend in our new favorite city, Austin-Texas.  While I had visited years before (and liked it) it was this trip that truly made me want to pack my things up and head south for good.  We stayed with my very dear friends in their renovated church-turned-home near Hyde Park.

It really feels like a small city with gems EVERYWHERE.  The people are midwest friendly and I absolutely adore the western meets hipster meets vintage style of dress.  We solidified our visit by purchasing our very first pair of boots (purchased at the sweetest little vintage shop on South Congress).

Things we did:

Went to Barton Springs for their monthly full moon nighttime swim, “Howl At the Moon”

Ate Torchy’s Tacos

Walked along neighborhoods admiring houses, yards and giant chicken statues

Tasted Texas Chili at the bar used in Tarantino’s movie, “Death Proof”

Saw amazing live music on 6th street

Sipped whiskey with bacon (this way mainly for the boys, not my taste!)

Shopped on South Congress

Played a round of Chicken Sh** Bingo at the smallest little dive bar saloon ever (hands down best experience)

Enjoyed mounds of barbecue at the Salt Lick

Oh yeah and somehow ended up at a frat party during the Texas game (don’t ask, head hung in shame)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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6 Responses to “Austin Texas, home sweet home”

  1. Bobbie Jo September 5, 2012 at 12:20 pm #

    Mmm, Shiner Bock!

  2. Nanny September 5, 2012 at 12:45 pm #

    Wow, a great time. Even as an old lady, there’s always been that sense of progress, uplifting there. Of course, Jane took me to a Whole Foods that made our St. Paul store look like, well, the size of a chicken coop maybe. Too bad Gunther Marie couldn’t have reminisced at the frat party considering his childhood roots, right?

  3. auntie coon September 5, 2012 at 1:23 pm #

    You guys look pretty cool in your new boots. Great pics too, though I wish you had included one or two of your friend’s OB (offbeat) Dream House. If you go down there again,
    please steal me a giant chicken!

  4. Katie Dunlap September 5, 2012 at 2:10 pm #

    Wat!!! You were here! We should have hung out!

  5. yesmari September 5, 2012 at 2:11 pm #

    WAT! You were here! We should have hung out….

  6. lucy September 6, 2012 at 6:14 pm #

    whiskey and bacon was mainly FOR THE BOYS?! you probably needed turkey bacon and one slice of buttered toast.

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