Wednesday, October 3, 2018

{Travel} Austin, Texas - Part 2

If you're following along on my Austin adventure, I had a few days to explore the city myself.  If you want to catch up with part 1, click here.
Austin is easy to walk around. Our hotel was in a good location to get to a lot of the local spots on foot. I crossed the 'bat bridge' in the morning to check out another part of town.

 I like to take pictures of these plaques so I remember what I was looking at.
 I think I was in the downtown area and this walkway led to their awesome public library.
I probably could have spent all day in its cool comfort and rooftop garden but I had more exploring to do.
This area definitely felt more urban and corporate.
 I stopped for lunch at True Food Kitchen. I was excited to try my Ancient Grains Bowl (miso glazed sweet potato, turmeric, charred onion, snow peas, grilled portobello, avocado and hemp seed). Yum!
 After lunch I strolled along that yellow bridge in the photo above.   I came across this sculpture that said "we'd love a hug but please don't climb on the sculpture".

 I walked along 2nd Street and found a real Modcloth location. That was pretty neat. It's a "fit" store so they have every size of each item available for you to try on and then they ship it to you.  I wasn't in the trying on mood and I had also just gone on my EPIC Austin Trader Joe's visit so I needed to get back to the hotel for this.
 YES, I picked up some of the famous Eggplant Hummus with my favorite little rice crackers and carrots for some snacking/dinner.
 I also found my favorite Sauvignon Blanc there too.  I stayed in that night for some R & R.
 In the morning we walked along the river trail.
 It looked a little overcast in these photos but by the end of our walk, it looked like this.
 A statue dedicated to those famous bats.  It was time to check out and head to our next destination (down the street).
 We spend our last night in Austin at Aloft, Austin Downtown. It was such a hip and funky hotel.
You can check out a pair of cowboy/cowgirl boots if you'd like!
We had a full day and night ahead of us for more sightseeing (this time together!!) so I'll leave that for the next post.
to be continued...

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8 comments: said...

Austin is on our list! Looks like a fun trip! laura

Creations By Cindy said...

Looks like a fun and amazing trip. Now you having me wanting some hummus. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Jessica @ Barefoot by the Sea said...

The hotel looks so cool! I think it was the perfect trip that came at the perfect time! Next up: Ireland! 💕💕💕

Tamar SB said...

What an amazing city!! Such a fun day!

Kelleyn Rothaermel said...

Your lunch looks fantastic! Glad to know it isn't all BBQ!

Carla from The River said...

Looking forward to part 3!

Julie's Creative Lifestyle said...

It looks like such a fun place to visit and looks like you had a great time.

Clairejustine oxox said...

Lovely photos Heather, I would love to try those cowboy boots one :) Thanks for linking up to The Wednesday Link Up.

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