Oh Austin. How we adore thee.
Good food, weird vibes, new friends, rain, and pecans sum up this trip to Austin. But I guess I could go into more detail.
If you have read our Bolivar Peninsula post you know that we had to leave our beautiful front yard on the beach to head to Austin a couple days early. As sad as we were to leave the beach we were super excited to hang out with Heath and Alyssa Padgett again. We met them on the road last year in Hot Springs National Park in Arkansas after following each other for quite some time. Kevin and Heath originally met through Kevin’s app Moment. Heath found the app, e-mailed Kevin and that is how their friendship began! We were so excited to meet them, and it was even better when we all hit it off.
They were spending some time parked in Austin while we were passing through. So on our way West we decided we must visit them, and eat our favorite barbeque! We arrive in the rain, and at night which are our two least favorite ways to arrive to a new spot… But oh well, we made it work. Had some much deserved wine with the Padgetts after.
The next couple days consisted of editing (for me), coding (for kevin), pet snuggles, and rain. Luckily we snuck a few fun moments with the Padgetts like some mimosas and delicious breakfast, a trip to the hot tub, and just some general hang out time. As the weather started clearing up though, we got out! And our friends Trinity and Kermit who we met in Florida were also in Austin so we got to hang with them!
They invited us over to check out their digs, then we headed down to Rainey Street in Austin for a drink before BARBEQUE. We always enjoy Stiles Switch, like, more than enjoy. Like die to get the meat in our mouth holes as soon as possible. I am not a huge red meat eater, but that place makes me rethink my life choices.
The next day we head to Hamilton Pool with the gang. What a gorgeous place! In the middle of nowhere this beautiful waterfall is hiding in hill country. We goof off for a bit near the lovely falls, then head for some food and dranks. All around great times with these amazing people. (insert heart eye emoji)
The next day. It rained. Again. BUT we had some new people to meet! Matt has been an awesome instagram friend, with his amazing knowledge of the US and all the cool places in it. When he saw we were in Austin he invited us over for a campfire and a drink. We had SO much fun getting to know him and his family. Oh, the people you meet on the road. Such an amazing experience. THEN DONUTS! We had to check out Gourdoughs while we were in Austin, we missed it the last two times, but we will be frequenting it everytime we go back to Austin… BECAUSE DONUT.
We get super domestic to make some grub for our neighbors and new neighbors Madison & Cees of Our Vie. More new people! I swear we don’t usually meet this many amazing people in one week! So much good stuff! These guys are going to all of the National Parks in one year! They only have a couple more! So follow the adventure!
After dinner we get pumped up to go two stepping for the first time! It is Kevin’s first time like actually dancing in his life, which was awesome. I used to ballroom dance, so it was hard for me not to lead my little newbie around. 😉 It was the perfect last night for such an amazing time in Austin! We love you strange and delicious Austin!
Where we ate
Stiles Switch I am not sure if you noticed in the video, but we LOVE this place. Every time we are in Austin we come here and we have never been let down. Brisket, all the ribs, and sides are always freaking fantastic.
Kerbey Lane I have dreams about this queso. Seriously.
Gourdoughs As you may know we are slightly obsessed with donuts. We like to try the “famous” donut in all the places we visit. Gourdoughs did not dissapoint. Kev thinks it was his favorite donut ever, I think it was def in my top 5!
Where we danced
Dance Across Texas Such a true texas experience. We learned how to two step here! Hoping to check out more places to dance when we come back!