Monday, May 9, 2011
Fixin' to go to Texas
Ever since Ellie and I were roommates about 10 years ago and she was obsessed with her home state, I have wanted to visit Texas. I found a good deal on a flight and Ellie and I met up in Austin (a 3 hour drive for her). On my next trip I would like to bring the whole family and go to her hometown outside of Fort Worth. But this one was just the girls.
On our first night we walked around 6th street, which ended up being full of bars and not too interesting for us. Then we walked around South Congress, where all of the street vendors and shops are.
The next day we ventured out to San Antonio to visit the Alamo. Ellie was sure my visit would not be complete without seeing this Texas landmark. It was pretty, and the history was very interesting.
After the Alamo we went to the Riverwalk, which was beautiful!
On the way back to Austin we did some shopping, and then caught a chick flick that night. It was pretty much the ultimate girl weekend. I missed the kids and Ben (really!!) but still enjoyed it so much.
On Saturday we met up with Ellie's cousin who walked us around downtown and took us to Lance Armstrong's bike shop. Then we drove a ways into the mountains to go to a restaurant someone told us about called Oasis. The view was amazing, but the wait time was too long so we just took a few pictures and left. I bet this lake is great for a summer vacation.
We had Texas BBQ at Rudy's instead, and I think it was a good choice. The brisket was amazing! We were in a hurry because we were going to a comedy show in downtown Austin called Esther's Follies. It was hilarious and I felt like I got the true Texas experience. So much fun!