This past weekend my boyfriend and I went to our friend’s wedding in Houston, Texas (a whole post in itself). But while we were in Texas, we made sure to schedule some time to visit Austin as well. Neither of us had ever been to Austin, though we’ve both been wanting to for awhile. We had such a fun time and fell in love with the city. It is such a comfortable and beautiful place. The people are friendly and the food is delicious.
I thought this item on the menu was hilarious and had to take a picture. Only in Texas would they offer a burrito the size of your face. As it turns out, no matter what you order in Texas, you can never clean your plate.
If you have seen any pictures of Austin before, I’m sure you have seen a picture of Barton Springs – a pool made from natural springs that you can swim in. There are springs and pools all over this town! The weather was a bit overcast the day we were at the springs, but I can only imagine how busy it gets on a hot day.
We stayed at the Austin Motel. Not only is it located in the coolest part of town, South Congress, but it is a family owned motel with lots of charm. And it has been around for almost 100 years. Our room was quirky and quaint. We loved the location and would have been happy to spend our whole time in Austin simply in and around our hotel.
While shopping, I went into Allen Boots as I had heard a lot about this store. It is completely overwhelming how many different kinds of cowboy boots, hats and gear they have in that store.
Me next to the infamous I Love You So Much sign at Jo’s Coffee! The coffee was delicious!
Outside of our hotel room. If you look closely, you can see the stone man behind the driver’s seat.
On our second day in Austin we walked along the waterfront. It was a beautiful day filled with activities. There were people playing catch with their dogs, kayaking, rowing, paddle boarding, running, riding bikes, etc. I was overwhelmed by the beauty of the city and how healthy the people seemed.
Last, but certainly not least, we joined our wonderful friends (the bride and groom!) for one of the best meals of our lives. We dined at the amazing Uchiko. The food was divine and the meal was completely lovely. If you ever have a chance, please make sure you check it out.