Oops. I’ve been back from Austin for 2 weeks and haven’t blogged. I’m going to try to get back on a quasi-regular schedule here. Sometimes after a long day, you don’t want to blog. You just want to watch episodes of Breaking Bad and eat Fruity Pebbles….and then you repeat that pattern for 2 weeks. 🙂
Anywho, I spent a great few days in Austin over Columbus Day weekend visiting family. I arrived at my aunt & uncle’s house on Thursday at 4 pm. My aunt immediately said, “You’re just in time for happy hour!” I was promptly handed a glass of wine. Oh yeah….I knew it was going to be a good time in Austin right away. 🙂
Friday, I spent the day with my aunt Jill, uncle Carl, and my cousin, Kristy. Kristy picked our lunch spot…Hopdoddy.
They grind their beef in-house and bake their buns fresh daily. The buns! The buns! SO GOOD! I went with the Magic Shroom burger: beef, goat cheese, mushrooms, pesto. Delicious!
After lunch, we walked around Congress Ave to check out some shops.
Lucy in Disguise with Diamonds costume shop, very cool!
They had a boat load of Dumb & Dumber suits. Are those still popular for Halloween??
Uncommon Objects…definitely a store of oddities!
How do you know what’s valuable and what’s junk?
I need to walk around this store with the Picker Sisters.
Next up, my cousin insisted that we go into the Big Top Candy Shop. I figured that it was like any random candy store in a mall, so I resisted. I’m SOOOOOOOOOOOoooooo glad we went in. It is ahhhhh-mazing.
Eww or awesome?
I haven’t had Sixlets in forever!
Chewy Sprees! Be still my heart.
Candy cigarettes?! I thought those were illegal now.
Gummy bacon?!?!?!? Strawberry flavored!
And lastly, cupcake flavored dental floss to clean between your teeth after all those sweets. I think my gums would be in better shape if I had cupcake flavored dental floss.
More Austin fun to come soon!