The One with Downtown Austin


Wednesday, March 2, 2011

I had a pretty late flight back to LA from Austin so Reyanna took me to downtown Austin.
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But first, bye-bye puppies!
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And we couldn't leave without taking a pic in front of her flashy curtains! (Good idea Caroline :)
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We headed to Torchy's Tacos. I was all thinkin' it was gonna be a nice sit-down restaurant so imagine my surprise when we pulled into a parking lot full of trailers-turned-fast-food! Haha, awesome. I think I understand the whole "Keep Austin Weird" slogan now :)
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Next to Torchy's Tacos is Man Bites Dog.
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and Holy Cacao.
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We ordered some tacos from Torchy's and a frozen hot chocolate from Holy Cacao. OMG the taco was deLICIOUS and the frozen hot chocolate was divine. Plus, Reyanna ordered some chips'n'queso dip and I haven't stopped thinking about the dip. I'm seriously considering asking her to overnight me some... It's that good.

I kept checking my phone for flight updates and it said my plane was a half hour delayed so we walked down the street a bit.
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Final destination:
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Candy is my weakness.
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I especially love Haribo gummy-anything.
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I got some sour cherry chews and strawberry banana sour belts.
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I lived on Now and Laters growing up.
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Creepy or cool?
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The store was filled to the brim with vintage things like candy boxes and scales and typewriters, so on and so forth. The good ol' days when candy bars were only 10 cents.
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We still had some time before we needed to go to the airport so we walked a little bit more.
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Shooooes! Or rather, boooots!
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A Fox-sized chair at an antique store.
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Beautiful hutch.
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Then we headed to the airport. We got right through check-in, flew through security, and my plane was only 10 minutes delayed instead of a half hour. Once again I sat in the aisle seat, row 22 (cuz that's my favorite number for some unknown reason). The flight wasn't full so the middle seat was empty and some guy sat by the window. I told him he could only sit there if he promised to keep the windows open. I HAVE to be able to see outside... Fox fell asleep before we even took off and stayed asleep until we started descending. 10 out of 10 on the easy scale. Not even a single cry. I read The Notebook and tried to breathe through the turbulence. I hate flying. But I better get used to it cuz I'm going to Utah in 2.5 weeks! Fox gets to meet his other set of great-grandparents, lots of my cousins, friends, old co-workers, and my malm is even gonna be there for a few days! Can't wait!

Austin Texas is definitely on my list of top 10 favorite cities, even though we didn't get to see much of it, what I did see was marvelous. Thanks for the fun time Reyanna - see you again in a year, wink wink :)

7 comments

  1. fox's face in the group shot is priceless.

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  2. I completely agree with Amy. hahahah! It's hilarious!

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  3. I can't believe you were in AUSTIN!!! That's where I'm FROM!!! OHHHH how I miss it. So I didn't actually live IN Austin- I lived in a smaller town north of it- but oh how you've gotta love Austin! "Keep Austin Weird"- You totally get it now, huh? It's just such a great place. There is SOOOO much to do, so if you need ideas for next time you go (in a year, right?) :) just let me know and I'll fill ya in! Glad you had a fun trip!!! (Next time, just take me with you, PUH-LEEEEEASE!!!) :) PS- WAY TO GO on the flight, Fox! What a good baby.

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  4. I'm loving Fox's face in that first photo with him in it! Makes my heart melt.

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  5. Great pictures, and omg....lol...22 is my favorite number too...cause I was born on 2nd month on the 22nd day...now if I can make it until 2022.....I'm betting on the lottery that day! lol

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  6. Fox's face in the picture of the three of you is too funny!

    I'm glad you enjoyed Austin. It has a special place in my heart... HOME SWEET HOME!!! :-)

    I miss it madly!

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  7. Oh, that day was FUN! Now I'm really craving Torchy's and Holy Cacao again... LOL. :-D Thank you SO much for coming to visit!!

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