Travel Diary: Austin Day 2 + 3
Sorry it took me so long to update you guys with everything I did in Austin! If you follow me on Instagram (@lacedincyn) then you didn't miss much!
I'm back home in Baton Rouge now. Took me a sec, but I'm getting back into the swing of things. I ALREADY miss Austin!
Anyways, let me tell you guys about what I did for the remainder of my trip! If you missed Day 1, catch up with my last post!
The second day of my trip began around 5:30 a.m. Barry and I woke up early to hike up Mount Bonnell and catch the sunrise. It was gorgeous! As I recommended in the previous post: if you get the chance I would try to catch the sunset to have the best view!
After hiking, we went back to our Airbnb, changed clothes, freshened up and went to the Texas State Capitol.
Guys. The capitol was BEAUTIFUL. From the architecture to the colors, it was gorgeous. The exterior had a bit of a pink hue which made it even more fun to look at.
I was equally (if not more) excited by the inside. The capitol building had four floors. Each accessible by the public. I was even able to go into the House of Representatives gallery (where I imagine all the intense stuff happens). It was awesome.
If you have a chance, I'd highly recommend checking out the capitol. It was all free!
From there, we went to South Congress Avenue, a super fun area to grab something to eat, shop around and get a feel for Austin.
Where we stopped at on South Congress:
- Jo's Coffee for the "I love you so much" wall: because did you really go to Austin if you didn't get a photo at Joe's Cafe?
- Hopdoddy Burger Bar: This was so freaking good. The burger was delicious (I asked for well done) and the fries were good too! P.S. It's a burger joint AND a bar. Such a cute concept.
- Uncommon Objects: Perfect mix of an art gallery + antique shop, super cute!
- The Science Cream: Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream: Barry and I got brownie ice cream sundaes. They were so cold and creamy. Plus: It was fun watching him make our ice cream with liquid nitrogen!
After South Congress, we went to Barton Springs Pool where the water is 65 degrees year round. Its a pool that is filled with water from nearby natural springs. Pretty cool, huh? Well the only con was that it was so cold me & Barry didn't want to stay in for long.
Tip: If you're going to Barton Springs, go during peak heat time! We went closer to the evening, so it wasn't as sunny!
However, it was still nice to see all the people just hanging around, sunbathing, doing yoga and relaxing.
On our final day in Austin, Barry and I checked out of our Airbnb, got brunch from Eastside Cafe, checked out the Blanton Museum of Art and ate at the infamous Home Slice Pizza. It was delish!! Instead of sharing all the details, I'll just share my experience through photos.