Thursday, July 30, 2009

Destination - Austin, TX

Today we are going to visit Austin Texas with Rebecca (who just converted her blog to blogger so don't get confused) from The Texas Darlings. Austin is the laid back, cool town of Texas- no snobs and over-developed places around here. Just look at the beautiful rolling hills and gorgeous green trees. Who wouldn't be happy. Take those locals coming towards us to talk for example. Everyone takes the time to get to know you and really enjoy life here.

First we have to visit the "cool" spots around town even if they are way cooler that we ever will be! Down town is very eclectic with the University, the State Capitol, hippie Congress Ave., and party town 6th street all within walking distance. There is so much to do here!!

What is that in the sky over there?? Check this video out!

What goes better with bats than the Natural Bridge Caverns, one of the most beautiful caverns in the country located about an hour south of Austin. The tour is taking us through several large “rooms” that have these huge natural rock structures. Isn't it amazing and beautiful? Listen to the kids, they just love it!

Now I'm starving how about you? Lets go get some BBQ! Just a short peaceful drive 30 mins south of Austin into the Texas Hill Country there is possibly the best BBQ on Earth. The Salt Lick opened in 1967 on a ranch in Driftwood, TX.

They came up with this original name by the deer who were attracted to the large rocks found on the ranch. They would gather around and “lick” salt and minerals found in the rocks. Thus the name, “Salt Lick”. Today it is a well-know BBQ joint that is busy for both lunch and dinner...and we can see why! Just take a look at how much charm it oozes, and this is just the outside. Yum!

Hungry for more Austin charm, you're in luck because Rebecca has put together an awesome "Getting to Know Austin" list. Go check it out and say hi for me!

7 comments:

  1. After reading about Salt Lick and seeing the pictures I think I'll have to rename my house to Computer Monitor Lick!!!

    Have a happy day and thanks for supporting me,

    Jan

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  2. Sounds like a great place - count me in for the BBQ, count me out for the bats!

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  3. I absolutely adore Austin. I was there for business a couple months back and stayed in the historic Driskell Hotel. It's supposedly haunted but I just thought it was charming. Then again, I got kinda tipsy with some friendly Austinites (is that what you all are called?) so maybe I didn't notice the ghosts! It truly is an awesome city. I'd move there in a heartbeat if I could find a job.

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  4. What a great idea for a blog! Very cute. And congrats on being featured on SITS on your other blog.

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  5. I DIDN'T REALIZE YOU AND THE FEATURED SITS BLOG WERE ONE IN THE SAME! I TOTALLY "KNOW" YOU! LOVE THE IDEA OF THIS BLOG, VERY COOL!

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  6. Katie, I have something for you in my blog ;)

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