1.16.2012

There's Something About Austin

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Ah, Austin...I already miss it. I love the down-home feel that Austin has to offer, where I can be sitting on a porch drinking beer while listening to live music--my perfect Saturday afternoon. Austin has just enough Southern charm without the Southern crazy (sorry, Southern states...but sometimes you're insane!). This is a city where I felt instantly at home, and I believe Austin and I will have to meet again someday...

I took this trip to visit my old high school buddy, the vivacious Andy. We spent a lot of time talking about why the Mediterranean diet is fantastic, having debates about spirituality as it pertains to energies and discussing why "kitschy" is the word of the day. I love him!

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BBQ is fantastic in Texas. I devoured the pulled pork sandwich pictured above.

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Queso anyone? What's even better is it had guacamole in the center...yummmm.


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The Capitol building, gorgeous inside! Andy's grandfather helped create the gorgeous floor tiles above.

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I think that Texas has a thing for stars, hmmm...

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The two pictures above: random antiques found in the store Uncommon Objects.

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It truly is a gorgeous city!

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Look closely: I spy a woman holding her dog's paw (can I get a collective awww?) and a sweet couple dancing in the background.

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Art, art, and more art...all around the buildings and on every wall. ♥

I have a ton more pictures, but I think this small representation of Austin will suffice. I'm in love (the same kind of love I have for Ireland and Turkey), and this is a place I would consider moving to!

Until we meet again, Austin, stay charming...

10 comments:

  1. your trip looks amazing! i've never been to texas but after reading/seeing about the food and art i HAVE to go. mmmmm.

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  2. I think you would enjoy living here. But keep in mind, it gets a little warm here. Last summer we had 90 days of 100 degree weather. At one point, it hit 100 for 27 days in a row. I usually find the nearest air conditioner vent, curl up in the fetal position next to it and hang on for dear life. But the rest of the year, say mid-September to mid-June, its good and often great. Not San Diego great, but still nice. Still, (1) food, (2) music, (3) scenery, and (4) minimal avalanche deaths make this a great town.

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  3. Oh, and people are still pretty friendly here too. I think.

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  4. I've been warned about the heat :)

    Oh, and thanks for coming out to meet us, chris! I forgot to mention that in my blog post!

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  5. Oh wow, I so need to go to Austin now. :) The only thing that will bother me is the heat I guess. But other than that, I think Texas is supposed to be one of the nicer states! :D

    xox

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  6. Looks like fun times! Austin is definitely on my places to go list. Any place that makes more-than-decent BBQ is a must in my book.

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  7. Food looks amazing (sorry that is always what I notice first).

    Pretty picture of you drinking beer :)

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  8. sounds like you had such a nice time ...which is awesome!! lovely pics :)

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  9. A friend told me this week that she loves this city too and that I have to visit, and a buddy of mine is going next month... dangit, now I wanna go! :)

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