Two weeks ago, I took a quick trip to Texas to visit one of my best friends. It was the first time that I had ever been to either San Antonio or Austin … so I really had no idea what to expect.
Well surprise! I loved them both. San Antonio reminded me a lot of Tucson, except greener, prettier and more hipster (all qualities that I love). My favorite part: the gorgeous river walk that weaved through the city — it obviously made for the best outfit photo backdrops (#alwaysablogger). I also fell in love with a coffee shop in Southtown and came back every day for their cold brew. Love me some hipster coffee!
On Saturday, we took a day trip to the state capital … actually, is it sad that I had totally forgotten that Austin was the capital of Texas? Oops. Shoutout to all my past social studies/geographic teachers!
First on the agenda: EAT BBQ. Mouthwatering food sold out of a trailer? I’m there. Except, little did I know how seriously Austin takes its meat. We leisurely strolled up to the first barbecue joint around 1:00 PM only to find it completely sold out of food. The place was completely desolate. We ended finding a nearby trailer where the only meat they had left was hot sausages. So sad we missed out on ribs and brisket, but it was still delicious. Good grief, Texas. Don’t you know that 11:00 AM is too early for a giant pile of meat?!Post-cholesterol spike, we headed down South Congress where the neighborhood was bursting with character. We passed by this house, where you can write down the one thing you want to do before you die. I want to travel the world … someone else wants to get asked to prom. To each their own!
Flea markets, thrift shops and the iconic (or surprisingly underwhelming?) coffee shop scene — we could’ve probably spent the entire day wandering through the neighborhood.
But alas, our inner foodies led us to another trailer called Gourdough’s — creator of THE BEST donuts I ever ate. We got the Dirty Berry (hot fudge with grilled strawberries) and the Flying Pig (bacon with maple syrup frosting). Add a scoop of vanilla ice cream and let the food coma commence.
All in all, I couldn’t have asked for a better weekend in Texas with my best friend / new favorite blog photog (see her work here, here, here and here). Thanks for an amazing time Em! I’m sure I’ll be back again!
For more travel photos, check out my Instagram and the hashtag #skirttheglobe!