Austin, Texas

So... confession. With our move from Florida to the Midwest and then to Australia, some of our beautiful road trip through the heart of the USA from last fall never made it on here. Here's a throwback for your Friday. I apologize in advance for the poor photo quality of some of these pictures.  In case you were curious, the rest of our road trip is chronicled here:

Florida to Michigan
Green Bay, Wisconsin
The UP
Cocoa Beach
Tarpon Springs
Rainbow Springs
Panama City Beach
St. George Island
New Orleans, Louisiana
Down in the Bayou

Day 8.....
Leaving the Bayou with our car still full of mosquitoes, we arrived in Austin, Texas late the next morning. Austin has always been a place my husband and I have wanted to visit. Also someone very special lives there, so the trip was on! By far, Austin, Texas was the furthest out of our way back to Wisconsin, so it felt good when we arrived.

Austin was well worth the drive out of the way. The food was awesome, and the energy in the city was cool. There were a few signs in the city that read, "Keep Austin weird". I'm not sure I felt Austin was weird, but definitely different from the rest of Texas.

Here are a few things we did during our visit to Austin:
  • Visited Lance Armstrong's bike shop
  • Cowboy boot shopping
  • Went swimming at Barton Springs (which is in Downtown Austin- it's amazing)
  • Saw some great live music
  • Toured the State Capital
  • Ate some great food
  • Learned of an awesome Marathon in Ethiopia
  • and...got a flat tire

Arkansas and Missouri here we come!