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!
BBQ is fantastic in Texas. I devoured the pulled pork sandwich pictured above.
The Capitol building, gorgeous inside! Andy's grandfather helped create the gorgeous floor tiles above.
I think that Texas has a thing for stars, hmmm...
The two pictures above: random antiques found in the store Uncommon Objects.
It truly is a gorgeous city!
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.
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...