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hello, austin (part one)

April 6, 2009

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hello! i’m back from austin, texas. this was my first trip there; everyone told me i would love it, and they were right. what a great city!  and we had beautiful weather the entire time.  since i took a lot of photos, i’ll share them over the next couple of days.

some of my favorite parts of the trip…
+ the salty oat cookies from quack bakery
+ the houses in hyde park
+ a relaxed late-afternoon lunch at guero’s, sampling the local beers
+ browsing at waterloo records, and buying a good album from this austin band
+ drinking micheladas with the groom-to-be at the bar at hotel san jose
+ mexican vanilla ice cream from amy’s
+ the cold-brewed iced coffee at jo’s on south congress
+ seeing good friends and catching up over pitchers at crown & anchor
+ the view from mount bonnell
+ hot links at lambert’s downtown bbq
+ migas (deliciosas) for breakfast. also: horchata.  mmm.
+ barton springs pool!
+ watching two of my favorite people get married in a celebration that was all their own (and since it was at the salt lick in driftwood, the bbq was definitely the best wedding food i’ve had …) big congrats to morgan + andrew!

more photos soon…

20 Comments
  1. April 6, 2009 8:20 am

    oh my oh my oh my, give me more :) sooooo beautiful!
    ps. e-mail me your mail address, i have a little something to send you.

  2. April 6, 2009 8:35 am

    beautiful, beautiful.

  3. April 6, 2009 9:17 am

    Austin is very cool. I would like to visit it again and those drinks look very good…

  4. marthasnail permalink
    April 6, 2009 9:19 am

    you said the magic word: migas! yum. these photos are all so wonderful. they really capture the essence of austin. also, what is the name of the restaurant in photos six and seven? i think this is where i had my pancakes and hibiscus tea.

  5. Brian permalink*
    April 6, 2009 9:58 am

    thanks all!
    and shari, the restaurant is guero’s on s. congress. i wish i had been able to find your pancakes & the tea…

  6. April 6, 2009 10:22 am

    Your photos make me want to drop everything and rad trip to Austin! Someday…

  7. April 6, 2009 11:42 am

    ooh! i can just taste the drinks and food in your pictures. i love the old school, slightly dingy, laid back feel of the photos. motivates me to visit my friends in austin.

  8. kate permalink
    April 6, 2009 2:03 pm

    these are AMAZING!!!

  9. April 6, 2009 5:02 pm

    It looks so sunny and warm and wonderful. I am dreaming of diner breakfast and patio beers. Can’t wait to see more.

  10. pia permalink
    April 6, 2009 5:59 pm

    love these! can’t wait for more :)

  11. April 6, 2009 7:18 pm

    you truely captured the essence of austin. i love the succulents. i am off to listen to that austin band.

  12. April 6, 2009 7:27 pm

    these are superb, Brian. I dunno, I think maybe Austin is trying to tell you something…

  13. Pam permalink
    April 6, 2009 8:21 pm

    did you make it to Kerbey Lane? We never tire of their breakfasts.

  14. April 6, 2009 9:02 pm

    It feels like another time period. A time I want to be a part of! Ok – cannot wait for the BBQ pics… I know they exist!!

  15. April 6, 2009 11:07 pm

    you just made me very homesick,
    but very happy!
    so glad you got to go to austin..everybody needs to experience it.
    :)

  16. April 6, 2009 11:29 pm

    oh yes the best bbq ever! Did you leave Texas without trying chicken fried steak?

  17. April 7, 2009 5:17 am

    i love your pictures! i think i should come to texas soon…

  18. April 7, 2009 7:28 am

    Y’know. I don’t get homesick for Austin very much, but you’ve just done it.
    Oh, Salt Lick. I hope you bought a bottle of their BBQ sauce.

  19. April 14, 2009 7:17 am

    Your photos really make me want to visit Austin.

  20. June 28, 2009 7:35 pm

    Austin is on my must-visit lists. Looking at your pictures has only made me want go even sooner! Screw savings, I’m going to Austin.

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