Sunday, 4 November 2012

Honeymoon Part Two

Austin, Texas

We arrived in Austin to a toasty 35 degree (celsius) heat and beautiful blue skies.  Our mini apartment was right by South Congress Avenue (SoCo to the locals) so we were only a short walk away from amazing cafes, food trucks, bars, boutiques and the best coffee in town!  All we knew to expect (hope) from Austin was delicious food, a thriving music scene and friendly locals, oh and we learned that their treasured moto is ‘keep Austin weird’.  We experienced everything we hoped for and plenty more.  I would totally recommend a visit, just don’t fall in love too much, I think the protective nature of this poster says it all.

Doc’s-can’t say I’ve ever had southern fried avocado filled with chicken in a cheese sauce before that day!!!
Partsand Labour-an amazing gift shop filled with clothing, jewellery, cards, artwork and more by local Austin artists.  We purchased a beautiful print which now hangs on our kitchen wall.  
Jo’s-I had coffee here every day, the vibe was so friendly and relaxed.

BartonSprings-the chilly water was a refreshing change from the heat
Gourdough’s-huge donuts, masses of toppings

Black Out and a Razzle Dazzle please

New York style pizza at Home Slice Pizza, we ordered way too much
We sampled the huge burritos at Guero’s Taco Bar

SoCo-goes on the list as one of my favourite neighbourhoods.


I also need to give the un-photographed a mention:

*The treasure trove that is Uncommon Objects, large enough to spend all day, a scarily easy way to empty your wallet.
*If you’re in the mood for a party, head over to 6th Street.  The MANY bars seemed to be a bit hit and miss but we made some friends in one and ended up in a beer pong tournament with them.
*Enjoy a mexican martini at Aussie’s Grill and Bar whilst watching the ‘beach’ volleyball.
* Find a rooftop bar and watch the world go by.  Once it got dark, One-2-One projected Dirty Dancing onto the wall.  They also have live music downstairs.

So that’s it from Austin, sorry for the looong post.  Up next, Venice CA ...  

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