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!
|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!|
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).
|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!
P.S. If this is Austin, I still loooove you!