Good morning from Texas, ya’ll! ;)
So far we’ve been having an awesome time here in Austin! Lots of good food and friendly people! We loved having all your recommendations to help make food decisions! :)
Immediately after checking in to our hotel, we hit up a place down the street for lunch called Guero’s Taco Bar. Clearly margaritas were in order. We are on vacation, after all! ;)
Mmmmm. Nothing like a margarita at 2 in the afternoon with two of your very best friends :)
For lunch, I ordered a chicken fajita taco (whole wheat tortilla! woo!), which came with rice, beans, cheese and guac (my fave)! It was majorly delicious. I destroyed the taco but only made it through about 1/3 of the rice and beans.
I also got a side salad — it was really refreshing, crunchy, and cold — it’s SO HOT here in Texas!
After our siesta, Turner, Kris, and I headed out for some strolling towards the river and downtown area, stopping at shops along the way. It was craaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaazy hot and we were dying within a few minutes, lol. Kind of wanted to jump in the river ;)
I was seriously too hot to take pictures. I’m sorry. BUT… we found a frozen yogurt place!!!
It was one of those awesome serve yourself places! This clearly meant I got way too much and couldn’t finish it all, heh ;) They had some really fun flavors — I got some of the coffee, original tart, and Taro-bly delicious! Yummy :)
After showers and basking in the air conditioning in our hotel room, we headed out for dinner!
So off we went!
We were expecting a hole in the wall, so you can imagine our surprise when we arrived to find a massive restaurant in the middle of nowhere with cops directing cars into parking spots and all sorts of picnic tables, white Christmas lights, and people hanging out!
Hooray! :) The weather was beautiful by this point and we couldn’t have asked for a better place to hang!
Plus, look who we found?!
Matt is randomly here! He had to go to San Antonio for a couple weeks for work, so he drove over to meet us for dinner (and chauffeur us to Saltlick!).
The food was great and definitely lived up to the hype as well. Check out this intensity:
OMG YUM!!!! Soooo good. Totally didn’t even make it halfway through this, lol. I love me some BBQ.
Look at their awesome meat smoker!
What a great night. After dinner, we went back outside to the picnic tables and hung out with some Texas beer (the restaurant is BYO). Awesome end to an awesome day :)
Turner, Kris, and I are getting ready to head out for Austin adventures, day 2! Check back later to see what we get into ;)