Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Second Day in Texas

On our second day/night in Texas, we ended up staying in downtown Austin. This is the way to go if you're visiting for fun and have never been to town before. Staying right downtown enables you to walk to so many things that Austin has to offer! As I mentioned yesterday, we stayed at the Intercontinental hotel on N. Congress Ave. and 5th Street. The location was great for us, and I would definitely encourage staying downtown at least one night if you get a chance. (Again, check Hotwire and Priceline for good deals). Do it.

Before the sun went down on our second night in town, we found ourselves browsing the food carts/trailers on South Congress (aka SoCo). Among the trailers you can find an amazing assortment of foods, snacks, and desserts. We splurged on cupcakes, because we had already eaten lunch and were still somewhat full from that... but not too full for dessert of course! The 'Hey Cupcake!' trailer was a really awesome Airstream with a cupcake on top.

* Airstream with a Cupcake on top *

* The 'Hey Cupcake!' food trailer *

After eating cupcakes, I spent some time photographing the area. I could not have asked for better light or a more interesting place to get some quality shots of Austin. The menus and selections made me a little sad that we had not spent our afternoon eating our way down South Congress, but it will give us something to do next time we visit Austin! If you have not experienced SoCo in Austin, I suggest that you get yourself down there and check it out.

* South Congress Cowboys *

We saw a couple of cowboys riding their horses down the side of S. Congress, and they rode off into the sunset (sort of). I am not sure that it gets any more 'Texas' than that.

After taking some time to enjoy South Congress, we checked into our hotel downtown and walked around 6th Street and the Warehouse District before finally spending some time at Six Lounge in the Warehouse District of Austin. The band playing on the rooftop deck lured us up there to see what the place was all about, and we found that it was a great place to relax for the night. Deuce Coupe played some really great music that they describe, on their website, as 'rockabilly'. It was a perfect evening listening to live music on a rooftop deck in Austin. Sometimes the best discoveries are those made without expectations.

Overall, our day in Texas was a great learning experience. We found out the areas of Austin that we liked best, and we also spent some time listening to live music in the 'Live Music Capital of the World'. Thanks Austin, Texas for showing us a nice time.

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Stop by tomorrow for some pictures from the Capitol building in Austin and some good times in my favorite small town in Texas!


  1. Whoop for cowboys on the side of the road! It doesn't get more Texas than that!! :) And that cupcake trailer? How cool is that?!! I'm in love... <3

  2. I live in Texas but I've never been to Austin! I've always wanted to go. I love that cowboy pic although that doesn't happen everywhere. HAHA! You have a very nice blog! =)

  3. How cool! I love the idea of a cupcake trailer! (:

  4. Oh my gosh cowboys riding down the street? I feel like that's something right out of a movie!

  5. I would love to visit Texas someday. Your visit sounds really fun, and the pictures are great. Can't wait to see your pictures from the Capitol building! ~Natalie