Friday, February 20, 2015

Weekend Recap: Austin, TX Part 3

On Monday, J + I said goodbye to our awesome hosts (including sweet Morgan, pictured above).
Sarah took us downtown with her on her way to work and dropped us off at her suggested brunch spot, Kerbey Lane. We had an awesome vegan platter each with scrambled tofu, veggie sausages, a pancake, and queso!

After breakfast, we checked into our hotel downtown and decided to rent bikes. Austin has a great B-Cycle shared bike program. We decided to head towards the University of Texas campus to see the infamous clock tower. Sadly they weren't doing any tours, but we enjoyed the campus (and felt super old...cringe)!
Afterwards, we got more bikes and headed to the waterfront. We decided to ride the full length of the Colorado River downtown to the Hula Hut. We didn't realize that the 4+ mile ride to Hula Hut would take us on to a busy highway, but we made it! 
Since it was so hot in Austin (80 degrees) and sunny, we definitely enjoyed tons of water and some drinks at the Hula Hut. We just dreaded the ride back, although it felt a lot shorter! In total, we rode over 10 miles that afternoon!

After we showered, we headed to South Congress Street again to grab dinner. By the infamous wall in Austin...
We decided on some sushi for dinner since we had a large lunch. The Lucky Robot specialty was their brussel sprout appetizer - I LOVED it!
 So much food! Only would Austin sushi bars have Asian tacos! :)
After dinner, we walked from our hotel to 6th Street. So many bars! We were a little earlier than the crowds, but we were so tired from riding bikes all day! We just enjoyed some drinks from a rooftop bar and then headed back to the hotel.
J had to go to his work conference the next morning and my team flew into town so we could have our annual team meeting. We ended up going to this awesome bowling bar called, The Goodnight. They had great food, bowling, karaoke, and pool. Super fun!
Afterwards, most of the team headed to 6th Street to a bar called Easy Tiger. They had a huge draft beer menu, ping pong, and an awesome outdoor setting. I highly recommend it!

I had a beautiful sunset sendoff...and an upgrade didn't hurt either!
I loved Austin and will definitely be back!

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