Girls’ Weekend: Austin

Dear Hubby,

While I missed you this weekend, I truly enjoyed my weekend with the chickadees down in beautiful Austin, Texas.

Fried pickles and drinks on Red’s Porch

I couldn’t stop smiling for the first 24 hours of warmth. Temperatures in the 80s and dogs, bikes, and tacos everywhere; what more could a girl want?

It was the perfect mix of activity and relaxation, even with Tori’s broken ankle. There was a lot of pool sitting at her South Lamar Village apartment complex:

A lot of eating:

Chai from Radio Coffee Bar and Migas
Terry Black’s Barbeque
Chilaquiles from Kerbey Lane Cafe

Breakfast tacos from Vera Cruz Tacos

Some Barton Springs chilling:

A little bit of running by the Colorado River:

Terrifying face masks:

A wee bitte drinking:

Ice cream (of course) from Amy’s Ice Creams:

Mocha and chocolate ice cream mixed together with Oreos and some fudge on top!

Some Chicken Shit Bingo (yes, that’s a thing) at The Little Longhorn Saloon:

And some mountain biking with Derek! Sadly, I didn’t take any pictures of the biking, but it was AWESOME! He got me a really cushy Specialized Rockhopper in purple, with a dropper seatpost, full suspension, and some nice, wide tires!ย With that bike and plenty of encouragement from Derek puffing me up, I rode down some inclines that I think I typically would have walked ๐Ÿ™‚ .

The spot he took me is called The Greenbelt. The riding was pretty technical, so I was grateful for a bike that could roll over pretty much anything. We stopped for a jump in the river to cool off near the end of the ride, too.

I also loved getting some QT with Tori, watching some Love and Basketball and the new Beauty and the Beast, and seeing her take her first steps without crutches.

Me-oh-my-oh, Austin sure is beautiful!! I can’t wait for you to get to experience it in a few weeks!

Hearts and stars and rainbows,

One thought on “Girls’ Weekend: Austin”

  1. It looks like it was a really fun trip, I’m happy you all had a great time. Now I’m even more excited for my trip down there in a few weeks for Max’s bachelor party! ๐Ÿ™‚

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