Friday, May 9, 2014

Foto Friday: Adventures in Austin

So at the end of April the B-OB crew (my sisters, my brother-in-law, and I) travelled to Austin to play with our competitive kickball team.  The weekend was jam-packed with gorgeous weather, delicious food, fun tourism, and lots of Austin attitude!
Summary of the weekend!
We arrived mid-morning Friday & immediately got some Rudy's BBQ, which was great. They gave us "rookies" free samples of the meats & sides, and it was all delicious! Since we couldn't check-in yet, we walked around to the Capital and took some photos. You can totally see the inspiration the Texas architects drew from our national capital building! 
Yay Austin!

pretending to be the statues!

Church architecture is breathtaking in any city! But especially older churches

My "Melissa" style red snapper, which had a divine Lemon Beurre [sp] sauce

The Driskill was built by an oil tycoon in the 1800s and is gor-geous!

artsy angle
We stayed in East Austin, a predominately mexican-heritage part of the city.  This was my first experience with airbnb and it was great, we had a couple other teammates join us and the house was the perfect size for 6 people! For dinner we returned to downtownfor a delicious meal, a little walking then rested up for the tournament. We played at a complex up in Pflugerville, and unfortunately lost in the semi-finals to a team we definitely should have beaten (our 5th time playing & first loss to that particular team). 
Kicker sisters!

With a former UR Soccer Teammate & a cool dud e who play for an Austin/NY team
After the tournament, we had some night-time fun along 6th Street.  The next morning, we returned to 6th Street to the Iron Cactus for the World's Most Epic Buffet Brunch Ever. They served such a variety of food and had a lot of tex-mex flair to it and it included bottomless mimosas, so you know I'm in! 

All cleaned up & ready to party!

Kickball Ladies out on the 6th Street scene

I moose this guy already!

Willow St. House crew at brunch!
After eating, we decided to spend our remaining hours touring the city & trying to find some of Austin's more iconic street art.  20 minutes later and about halfway to walking there, we realized 90 degrees was too hot to handle a 2 mile plus walk there and back (post tournament & without sweating through our travel clothes) and so we returned to the rental car and got there in 5 minutes We found two of the murals successfully and had a fun photo-op time.

So-Co (South Congress) was my favorite part of the city and while we were fortunate to discover it, it was in our last few hours in the city, and so I definitely want to go back & do some more exploring!

trwuu luhv!
P.S. If this is Austin, I still loooove you!

1 comment:

P!nky said...


We had so much fun didn't we?!?!? Yes, we did!

True love indeed!