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Football weekend in Austin, TX - Day 2


This morning we stopped off at La Mexicana Bakery for their awesome breakfast tacos (eggs & chorizo for me!) and baked pastries (sweet bread & apple empanadas).

Then we went to the Texas Museum of History to escape the heat for a few hours and later ended up at the Barton Creek swimming pool. This is a spring-fed swimming hole that has been turned into a swimming pool. The bottom is made up of rocks and dirt and there is algae and wildlife in the water so it's not your typical chlorinated concrete pool. The water was sooooo cold...maybe 65 degrees if not cooler. It felt great under that hot sun. Our only complaint was that we didn't have lawn chairs to use so we were laying out on the grass. It wouldn't have been so bad but we must have settled on top of a biting ant colony because they were everywhere. Ouch!


By this time, we had worked up an appetite so we went to County Line for some Texas barbeque. This place was amazing. There were huge windows overlooking the giant patio and rolling hills beyond. The food was FAN-tastic. Eric and I both had sample platters and tried a little bit of everything...homemade bread with honey butter, Mexican deviled eggs, sausage, lean brisket, 2nd cut brisket, ribs, green beans, mac & cheese, and potato salad. We ended it with blackberry cobbler and homemade vanilla bean icecream. Yummy :-)

Later, that night we attended the Ole Miss kick-off party at the Rattle Inn and afterwards headed back down 6th Street from the other direction. Our first stop was the Driskill Hotel bar because I had to try the Brazos Batini...made with Tito's handmade vodka, hibiscus & ginger infused simple syrup, agave, and sweet-n-sour...this drink was a little spicy.


We wandered back out to the street again where every bar was playing different kinds of music. You could just stand on the sidewalk, listen awhile, and decide if you wanted to go in or not.



Somehow, we found ourselves back at Pete's.

At some point, a school cheer contest erupted and before I knew it, Eric was up on stage with another Ole Miss fan.


This is me sharing a giant rubber duckie drink with some guy we met.


Posted by tammy_b 17:18 Archived in USA

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