Monday, March 16, 2015

Weekend Getaway to Austin, Texas

This weekend Andrew and I decided to embark on one of our signature "cross country weekend road trips" and visit our good friend Nick in Austin, Texas. Being the kickoff weekend to the film and music festival South by Southwest, as well as St. Patty's Day weekend, you know it'll be a good time in the weird southern town!

We got in town Thursday evening and laid low until going out on Friday for some southern style barbecue and a night on the town. Then Saturday we hit up a crawfish boil at an outdoor bar. We wrapped up the weekend with a stop at Buc-ee's and made it back to Mobile for work on Monday morning! 

Check out some of the pics from our Austin getaway!


Salt Lick BBQ had a really neat outdoor hangout area while we waited to be seated...it's been around since the 1800's and the average wait on the weekends can be up to two hours!

...it's also BYOB while you wait :)


We were seated inside the original restaurant which only holds a couple hundred people and has the smoker for the meat.




Gotta love a family style southern barbecue, complete with white bread and pickles!


After dinner it was time to head downtown to Sixth Street.


 However...the only picture I want share from Friday night is our amazing drink we got at Pete's Piano Bar...you even got to keep the duck! 


On Saturday afternoon we made our way to a crawfish boil at Moontower Saloon and got to see some live music and get our fill of crawfish and beer....yum!!!!



Before....


...and after. Conquered!




 The sign is way better at night :)


On Saturday night we wanted to lay low since we were headed home in the morning...while stopping at H.E.B. to get some steaks to grill, I couldn't help but be amused by the Pi Day cake!!! (No, I didn't get it...so disappointing)


A couple fun nights concluded our trip to Austin so we headed home Sunday morning. On the way, we stopped by Buc-ee's, which is a HUGE gas station/rest stop...complete with a creepy brass beaver statue out front...



I would say that between praline pecans, yogurt pretzels, and beef jerky we were set on snacks for the ride back to Alabama :)


Pups were so tired and glad to finally be home at the end of this journey too. 


Until next time, Texas!!!