Weekend Dash to Austin, Texas

After a few chaotic weeks kicked off a very stressful September, I was beyond excited for our yearly "dating-versary" trip, it's cheesy, but for this pair of travel bugs, any excuse to see some place new, we'll take it. Austin surpassed our expectations far and beyond, the food, OH-MY, the FOOD, live music anywhere and everywhere, the people, non-stop street festivals, superb outdoor fun, and a much unexpected sweet rental upgrade.

Saturday, bright and early:

 Breakfast @ Torchy's Taco. THUMBS WAY UP.

Breakfast @ Torchy's Taco. THUMBS WAY UP.

 Green Chile Pork, the Democrat, the Independent. Glorious. 

Green Chile Pork, the Democrat, the Independent. Glorious. 

 This followed immediately after.

This followed immediately after.

 Son of a peach + Dirty Berry. 

Son of a peach + Dirty Berry. 

 Blinky chinky eyes ;P

Blinky chinky eyes ;P

 Wandered to 6th Street Pecan Festival, this drink stand, so very Texas.

Wandered to 6th Street Pecan Festival, this drink stand, so very Texas.

 SO refreshing. 

SO refreshing. 

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 Merry-go-round, the real thing.

Merry-go-round, the real thing.

 Korean fusion deliciousness @ Koriente

Korean fusion deliciousness @ Koriente

Sunday, brighter, and earlier:

  FRANKLIN BBQ,  7AM, 27th and 28th in line, 4 hours till opening, excitement level is HIGH, husband was literally jittery.

FRANKLIN BBQ, 7AM, 27th and 28th in line, 4 hours till opening, excitement level is HIGH, husband was literally jittery.

 That oak charr. 

That oak charr. 

 Stickers never lie.

Stickers never lie.

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 4 and a half hours to see these sweet faces. 

4 and a half hours to see these sweet faces. 

 Inhaled these in 20 minutes. and that white pouch, lived the best bourbon banana tart, ever. 

Inhaled these in 20 minutes. and that white pouch, lived the best bourbon banana tart, ever. 

 handmade taro + strawberry passionfruit mochi icecream to polish off the BBQ, naturally. 

handmade taro + strawberry passionfruit mochi icecream to polish off the BBQ, naturally. 

 South Congress Ave

South Congress Ave

 Polished off the weekend fun with some damn good pizza. 

Polished off the weekend fun with some damn good pizza. 

 Happiest 5!

Happiest 5!