We had such a wonderful time in Austin and I've been working on these photos all week. That's the part I hate the most after a big trip. Editing photos for myself and picking out ones to share. Sometimes, I just "forget" to take my camera so I don't have to worry about it and then I get mad for missing good photo opportunities. Anyway, here's some snapshots of our weekend...
The drive down to Austin was horrible! It rained the entire trip just like it did last year, and there were many times where we had to stop because we couldn't see out of the windshield. Our 6 hour drive turned in to an 8 hour drive and we were so exhausted after we arrived in Austin we didn't really want to do anything.
We stayed at the Austin Motel again in Room 260 (the Americana). I don't think we'll ever stay anywhere else when we go to Austin. We love the Austin Motel! It's in a great location (right in the middle of south congress) and the rooms are fun and clean and aren't expensive.
Our main reason for going to Austin was to go to the Renegade Craft Fair. We had a blast there last year and knew we had to go back this year. We had an even greater time there this year! I met Twinkie Chan and Erin from Sunshine and Carousels along with many other of my favorite crafters/bloggers. We decided to rest a lot during this trip so we didn't do a lot of running around. But we went to a few of our faovorite Austin places: Toy Joy, The Continental Club, and Thrift Stores. We saw Junior Brown at the Continental Club and he was amazing! Neither of us had ever seen him live so it was a real treat.
We also went to plenty of awesome places to eat.
I didn't take photos of everything we ate but there was lots of imbibing in tasty beverages and food that was bad for us! We went to Gueros for Margaritas and tacos and the Texas Chili Parlor for beers and Nachos because we love Death Proof. Seriously, the Nachos at the Texas Chili Parlor are just as good as they look in the movie. We finished our tour of Man Vs. Food Austin by going to the Salt Lick since we didn't make it there last year. It is so worth the drive out there. The food was amazing!!
We went to Frank for brunch on Sunday and had wonderful food and the best Bloody Mary ever! It has bacon in it. Enough said. We go there every time we're in Austin not only because we know the owner, but because the atmosphere is really great and the food is even better.
Hey Cupcake was a block away from our hotel so we walked down and got 4 cupcakes our last day. Their cupcakes are really dense, moist and flavorful. Soo good!
On our way home we had to stop at Round Rock Donuts to get a few Texas sized donuts to bring back for friends. We ate on ours all week afterwards. They are great for days. :)
We love Austin!!
So that about sums up our trip! I have an outfit post to share tomorrow -- What I wore in Austin -- you can see a little peek above. :)
Layouts and fabric banners used in the post are from Pugly Pixel.