Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Austin in the springtime. It's effing hot!

Last weekend Steph and I went to Austin Tx. so she could vend at the Renegade craft fair. It promised to be a quick and dirty trip. I didn't want to burn vacation time on this one so we ended up leaving Friday after I got off work and I had to leave on Sunday evening. Unfortunately, we happened to be in the one Texas city that was supposed to actually be somewhat fun and I certainly wouldn't have mined a few extra days to hang out.. Mind you I have already been to San Antonio and I'm not a fan. Houston on the other hand was a decent place. In summary: Austin, it's fucking hot. It's uber humid and then it's gets a bit scorching at the same time. Ugh! The craft fair was fine and dandy. I got to swipe credit cards. We had some seriously epic BBQ. I mean amazing! Lastly, we had some delicious crawfish and a crazy maple bacon doughnut from an airstream food truck called Gordough's. One of the best parts of the trip: Eating terrible late night pizza with Steph in the room after we finally made it to the hotel and bonding with the cabbie on the way to the airport about owning the same Bauhaus T shirt and creepers in high school. Sweet! The worst part of the trip: The Austin airport plays nothing but country music and all their shops close early. Bummer.


JaymiPop said...

We had to take a special trip to Taco Cabana when we went to Austin last year for Renegade. Wish I'd known about the bacon doughnut though...how was it? Recently tried bacon dipped in chocolate in Santa Cruz was was highly disappointed.

Nerd Love-Bot said...

Yeah, I was bummed about Taco Cabana. With a sign like that I figured it was going to be awesome. Instead it seemed like being at Del Taco. Don't get me wrong Del Taco is fun at 3 am. But, I would never walk there in 90 degree heat. Were you at the boardwalk in Santa Cruz? If so I always find their snacks a bit dismal.

JaymiPop said...

Yeah, wasn't too thrilled about the food at Taco Cabana either but I dug the chairs. So many amazing vinyl different colored chairs in one place! Yeah, at the boardwalk...we saw it on the one of those food shows (totally addicted to foodie shows on the Travel and Food channels) about bacon and had to try it. I LOVE bacon. The most horrible after taste ever. We're the kind of people that have to try out any awesome looking place to eat that we see on tv and were pretty disappointed that they'd even waste their time at the boardwalk's chocolate bacon.