Eating & Biking Our Way Through Austin

Hello from the Austin airport!

I’ve had such a great weekend here with the girls. I’m really impressed with Austin — it has such a cool, funky vibe and I love all the local businesses, live music, and food carts!

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Turner, Kris and I rented bikes yesterday and spent most of the afternoon riding around the city and the gorgeous trail that goes along the river! It was MUCH cooler out yesterday and today than it was Friday, thankfully.


Don’t we look sexy in our helmets? ;)

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I LOVE renting bikes in new cities — such a great way to tour and get some exercise at the same time! :)


Yep… we bike in flip flops. Don’t judge. (Although I did wear my Road ID!)


Sooo pretty. :)

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We also loved that they had icy cold water stops along the trail, sponsored by a local running store! Apparently they are there every day of the week. Awesome!

Other highlights from yesterday included an AMAZING veggie omelet and out of this world gingerbread blueberry pancakes at Magnolia Cafe:

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A slice of the most amazing tomato basil pizza ever from Homeslice (totally bought a t-shirt from them. Love the name!):



Finding a farmer’s market and buying some amazing ginger granola from a local place called Jake’s:

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An acai smoothie from Amy’s Ice Creams:



And checking out the State Capital! Lots of cool history here :)

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Yep, it’s official… I love Austin. :)

My flight is boarding — stay tuned for part 3 of our Austin adventures to see what we did today!


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    Aw, looks like you had a great time! Awesome.
    Those pancakes… yum. And the pizza!
    Also… LOL @ Deep Sauté ahaha

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    Looks so fun!! I’ve never been to Austin but renting + riding bikes around new cities is such a great idea!

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    Amy’s ice cream sounds delicious. I’d take grasshopper!

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    What fun! Biking around a new place sounds like a perfect adventure to me!!!

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    My cousin lives in Austin and I’m dying to visit her. I love the idea of all the local shops, something we don’t have much of around here. Biking sounds like a great way to explore the city.

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    Sounds like a super day; good to get on the bike and work off that BBQ! Looks like a city to visit, pho sho!

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    I never think of Austin as a place to go visit but you sure did some great advertising for it!

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    Austin looks like a really great city. I wouldn’t ever think to visit there, but I’m so intrigued by your Austin adventure. Thanks for sharing!

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    Anne, I’ve been making the gingerbread pancakes from the Magnolia Cafe for years after seeing them on the Foodnetwork! I often make them for my family at the holidays for breakfast. They are SO GOOD!! Here’s the recipe if you need to recreate them at home :)

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      OMG! My friends and I were talking about how we needed to recreate them. Thank you!!

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        Wow I just looked at the recipe – I would never have guessed they had brewed coffee in them!! How creative :) Can’t wait to play with this recipe!

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          Yeah, that usually works out fine for us, because we have coffee brewing first thing in the morning, so I just steal a little from the coffee pot and put it in. Those pancakes do ROCK!! :)

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    Looks like you gals covered a lot of ground! I have never been to Texas. That pizza looks to die for!

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    What a great trip. I love that sign…”we don’t say fried, we say deep saute!” So classic! :)

    I am glad you had a wonderful time and happy and safe travels home Anne.

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    haha, i was going to say you need to go to amy’s and magnolia cafe, but looks like y’all covered those bases! austin has such FABULOUS food!

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    Lovely pics, Anne!
    I´m happy you had so much fun :)
    Wish you a wonderful week!
    Brazilian XOXO´s,

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    The bike helmet shot came out really cute! I’m so impressed with your self-photo skills! ;)

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    Aww Im so happy Austin is winning you over. I hope one day when we are finally allowed to pick where we live, it will be Austin…and you can move in :) I want more updates! How were the trailers???

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    Love these pictures! I had the BEST time in Austin a few years ago, but I wasn´t a foodie then and didn´t get to take advantage of any of this awesomeness I am seeing in your post… Next time!

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    Austin is one of the most unique cities in the US. I’ve always loved to spend time there. There’s a large women’s community and also a large fitness community.

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    south congress is MY fave place to take vistors when they come to austin. My pic for you would have been south congress cafe..they have CARROT CAKE FRENCH TOAST THERE…yes…it blew my mind.


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