Deep in the Heart of Texas

Hey Y’all,

I hope you had a great week! I was in Austin, Texas for a work event about a week ago and decided to stay over the weekend with a friend. Can I just say, Austin is the coolest city ever!! I’ve been before but only just for work again, so this felt like my first time actually exploring. There was more barbecue, Tex-Mex, and better shopping than I could’ve imagined.

Here are some of the things we did:

do you need a prescription for cytotec in mexico is it safe to buy antabuse online Brunch and Shopping in SoCo

South Congress Street, also known as SoCo, is full of different restaurants, shops, and food trucks. I loved it because there were funky antique shops mixed with high-end boutiques along the street. I had to practice some SERIOUS self-control here. My recent obsession is looking for pieces to decorate my future loft (which I don’t actuallyyyy own yet), so hopefully next time I’m in Austin, I’ll be able to actually shop all the cool boutiques for housewares and furniture.

We ate brunch on the outdoor patio of the South Congress Cafe, and I definitely recommend trying it if you are in Austin. Order the migas breakfast enchiladas, and thank me later!

Barton Springs

The Barton Springs area is a gorgeous natural spring, which is typically dammed up to create a natural swimming pool. Just our luck, the Barton Springs Pool was closed for conservation efforts only the weekend we were in town! Instead we hung out in the river just beyond the dam, where people were wading in the water, picnicking, and enjoying their Saturdays. The year-round 72 degree water was perfect for cooling off after a long day of walking around. I loved that the water was so clear too, I could easily see all the way to the bottom of the river. (I hate not being able to see my feet when swimming in natural water. I always have this fear of creepy crawlies coming to bite my toes.)

Rainey Street

Rainey Street is a another neat area in South Austin. The street is lined with old houses that have all been converted into trendy bars and restaurants. Because the weather is so nice year-round, all the house bars had great outdoor areas to sit and hang out with friends. I loved that each place along the street had a different vibe. I went from drinking a local craft beer and hanging out on a hammock at one bar to drinking a Moscow mule and listening to live music at another place. I felt like that summed up Austin pretty well 🙂 There were also a bunch of food trucks on Rainey for the late night snackers, which brings me to my next point.

Food Trucks

The food trucks in Austin are TOP NOTCH. Texans do not mess around with these things. Some of the best food you will find in the city is from a food truck. One of the nights, my friend and I were both craving tacos, so we asked locals for the best place, and they all said Torchy’s Tacos. We were originally stopping by the taco joint for a snack but went a little crazy after seeing the menu. We each tried some tacos, queso, street corn, and lil’ nookies, which are deep-fried chocolate chip cookies!! All amazing and affordable. Thank you, Austin locals, the tacos were great. And side note: I seriously haven’t stopped thinking about those lil’ nookies.

I am already looking forward to the next time I am able to visit this city (hopefully sooner than I think).

“Keep Austin Weird!”

xx Heather

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