I’ve always wanted to visit Austin. I’d heard tales of how eclectic and awesome it was. How it didn’t really even feel like Texas and all that jazz. Well, the time has finally come. I set off for my mid-week getaway of music, BBQ and relaxation at just the right time. The weather there was in the high 60’s, low 70’s, sun was shinning, and other sitting amongst a slew of babies and toddlers on the way there, it was smooth sailing.
The short time I was there was filled with what I’d expected. I spent much of the time on my own wandering about South Congress and the neighboring area on bike. With no timeline or goal in mind it was about as relaxing as it could get. The homes and architecture were great to look at. Every other block seemed to have it’s own personality. Much different than the new developments popping up in Denver. Austin seemed to have more history, at least in the area I was in.
We hit the Macklemore show our first night in town. It was epic and everything I had hoped for. The only thing I thought was strange was that it was in a college auditorium, with seating and all that. Slightly strange, but it was still a great show either way. Afterwards, we hit the downtown area. Checking out a few bars and stopping in a joint that had a guy, apparently named “Chicken Legs”, singing James Brown – Win! Night two started a little later with a stop at the Broken Spoke to check out some two stepping and then off for some drinks.
The food in Austin was great. I can’t wait to go back and experience more. We ate at two different BBQ joints, one of which was an unexpected surprise on the way to the airport.