So I was fortunate to have a long weekend for Presidents Day, so I convinced my sister Michelle to fly out and we spent the weekend in Austin, Texas!
We were able to cram a surprising amount of stuff to do into a few days! Started out with some hiking Sunday morning along the Barton Creek Greenbelt. The creek was completely dry for about the first mile, but the second mile had some cool little falls and at least some water to look at. There were even some small caves along the creek as well!
After the hike, we stopped by Rudy's BBQ, which has some awesome service. Can't say the BBQ was as good as it is in Mississippi, but it wasn't bad. And they had beer you could drink in line... so that was nice and refreshing. So supposedly in Texas, or at least in Austin, they don't have to card you for alcohol... all they do is ask if you are 21 and then just take your word...
Next stop was the Cathedral of Junk... basically just that... a giant mountain in some guy's backyard...made of junk. Pictures probably do it better justice than trying to describe it.
We also visited the University of Texas at Austin. Checked out the stadium and found a George Washington statue to thank for our nice holiday! Later that night, we went to the White Horse, the only real country bar we were able to find our whole time in Texas.
The next day we checked out the state capitol and then checked out Zilker Park and rented kayaks to paddle down the river/lake.
Spent the rest of that night down on West 6th Street where a bunch of night life is. Went and saw a movie and had dinner at the Alamo and even found some giant jenga to keep us entertained (apparently not everyone had the day off and was able to hang out downtown on a Monday night). We ended up leaving it like that for some lucky person to find...
Unfortunately, I don't have pictures of any of the food we ate there, although that was probably one of the highlights of our trip. Ate what was probably the best burger of my life at Hopdoddy's among some other really great food.
I also found a couple sweet belt buckles in Uncommon Objects, a pretty neat (but expensive) antique store in the South Congress District. I didn't really care to spend as much money as they were asking, so I took pictures instead. Speaking of mushing... the Iditarod starts soon! Get up for it...
Overall, it was an awesome weekend and I'm so glad to have spent it with one of my sisters! Hope y'all enjoyed your Presidents Day as well.