Monday, January 16, 2012


So, Austin was so much fun!  I got there around dinner time on Friday, so, I found some cheap mexican food.

I am such a fan of Texas and the price of mexican food.  This, was some carnitas tacos and chips for $4.  SO MUCH FOOD.  And it was soooo ridiculously yummy.  Then, I went out and explored some bars downtown and I have to say, the girls in Austin still seem to be forgetting their pants everytime they leave their house.  This seems to be a very long trend for them (it's been at least a year since the last time I was there).  

Saturday, I woke up a bit late, and did a quick run (only about 2 miles), and tried to figure out what I was going to do for the day.  Then, Baracus texted me, and we decided to go to the Salt Lick for lunch (how convenient to have a friend that lives in Austin).  

I'm so lucky I don't live near this place, I swear, I'd have had a heart attack by age 25.  SO. MUCH. MEAT. 

Seriously, the ridiculous amounts of meat on this plate were just incredible. 

Then, after lunch, we were driving back to Austin, and saw some signs for the Wizard Academy.  And seriously, how can you pass the Wizard Academy and not explore???

So, we stopped, and drove up and explored, and it was not as exciting as one would think from something called the Wizard Academy.  It was some weird campus for a marketing/advertising school that also had outdoor chapels with weird druid/christian influences.  It was just bizarre.  I attempted to take some pictures, but the sun was creating a weird glare, and I only had my phone with me, so it didn't work out so well.  Boo. 

Then, Baracus dropped me off at the hotel (practically in a food coma), and I decided to go walk around South Congress Ave to try and digest.  I found a yarn store while there and the second I walked in, I saw this beautiful yarn that I was just COMPELLED to own.  Then, I walked a little further in and found SOME MORE yarn that I just NEEDED to buy and make into a hat.  It was weird.  I can honestly say, I have never felt compelled to buy yarn like that.  I usually just think it's pretty, or I think will make a fun project, but this yarn practically jumping off the shelf for me to take it home. 

So, I have a new hat (working on matching mittens right now) that I will now call my Austin hat.  I'll try and post pictures of the hat and mittens tomorrow.  I LOVE LOVE LOVE this yarn. 

Then, late that afternoon and again on Sunday, I went running around Ladybird trails (apparently there was a body found in the lake that these trails go around that day, but I was unaware of this at the time).  Here are just some random pictures taken on the trails. 

Blogger is being difficult again with the pictures.  Sorry for the obnoxious layout.  

Then, Sunday afternoon was spent at airports making my way home.  This trip was aweswome. 


Shirl said...

There's nothing wrong with so much meat, lol... drools. And wowzas, $4 smackaroos for all that!! <3 food

Anonymous said...

oh my god, all of that food looks really good.

Glad you had a good time and found pretty yarn!

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