Labor Day Weekend 2018
▪️Visited the Texas capital… we also bought a deck of Texas playing cards from the gift shop…. it’s a tradition.
▪️We stayed downtown at Fairmount Austin…
Beautiful hotel just north of the River.
Rooftop pool, coffee shop, amazing gym!
▪️Swimming at Barton Springs. The 55 degree water feels pretty good when it’s 110 real temp outside. Not sure I could handle it otherwise :).
▪️After a hot afternoon, we were craving some BBQ so we headed back downtown for Coopers Old Time Pit.
▪️Then had some iced coffee and played cards (cause its what we do) at Jo’s Coffee downtown.
▪️And finally a stop for the Austin mural… because, did you even go to Austin if you don’t get a pic?
Saturday on Congress Street with my friend Danielle, February 2019
▪️We started the day with coffee and matcha lattes at Epoch. Tucked away in a neighborhood where people stop after their morning run or bike ride, this is one I definitely want to go back to.
▪️Spent some time browsing this cute little jewelry and succulent shop – Florish. Danielle, my green-thumbed, succulant growing friend, was in her element.
▪️We decided to give her a taste of “Austin weird” and went shopping on South Congress street. They happen to have vendors out and it was a perfect day to browse.
▪️Lunch tacos at Torchy’s… the Trailer Park is my favorite. Freeland isn’t so sure about it.
▪️Decided to walk off some of our tacos by the river before concluding our day with ice cream. Freeland had serious thoughts about all of it lol.
*Next trip I want to try Easy Tiger Bakery & Cafe.
Hiking & BBQ … just the three of us
▪️Hiked Ceder Breaks Park at Lake Georgetown. The trail is a 26-mile loop around the lake. We hiked an out and back section for about 5 miles total.
▪️We worked up a good appetite for lunch at Stiles Switch BBQ. The guy talked me into ribs and I have to say I was not disappointed! Freeland couldn’t stop watching March Madness on the TV.
▪️Shopped the Tyler’s outlet store on North Lamar Boulevard and relived our camp days of Comfort Color tee-shirts. They do have decent pricing on Toms and Chacos if you need a pair!
▪️Finished our day trip with fancy lattes at Houndstooth.
All Natural Trip with Laura (@thathealthyfriend)
▪️Started our day with house chips at The Sour Duck Market and they were amazing! She had a Reuben, I had a burger. No need for oversized portions when the meat is high quality and the flavor is satisfying!
▪️Coffee at Summer Moon Coffee. They have an “in-house sweetened milk” so make sure to ask for a “half moon” or “quarter moon” if you want it less sweet.
▪️Shopping at The Whole Foods Market downtown + more coffee from Allegro Coffee. When you don’t live close to a Whole Foods it’s like a treat to browse! Local beers, oat milk, fair trade dark chocolate, and all natural skin care. We shopped for a while.
▪️We had planned to head home after Whole Foods but hit 5pm traffic so decided on dinner instead! She had a friend recommend Picnik. They lived up to their motto, “Real Food + Good Vibes”.
▪️And of course… we had to get our picture by the mural. The last time I had 4- months to go with Freeland…this time he was 4-months old!