As I mentioned last Friday, my mother and sister came down to visit me in Austin It was so nice to have them here, but the weather made it a little hard to do things. Why is everything a challenge in the rain? We made the best of the weather and here are the recent Austin highlights I experienced during their stay!
Recent Austin Highlights
My favorite thing this week was spending time with my mom and sister on their Austin visit. We enjoyed a lot of time out and about even though the rain was pretty constant. There was also a detour to Dick’s Sporting Goods to find them some warmer coats to wear.
I showed them some of my favorite spots, and they got to see the garage gym that Scott designed. If the coat and coffee cup tell you anything – it was pretty darn cold for the likes of Texas!
My mom and sister stayed at the Lonestar Court which is a nearby hotel. It has the most adorable touches like this old car parked outside…
A fireplace with a side of wine…
The Steeping Room
A chai latte with almond milk? Sign me up. We found this adorable tea and coffee restaurant/shop and went back twice for various drinks. On the 2nd visit I selected a pot of green tea.
I love the Whole Foods in Austin. The food is only part of it because I actually like to buy other things there too.
Hanging amaranthus anyone?
Lick Ice Creams was Scott’s discovery. He recently heard of this little gem in Austin. They serve homemade ice cream which is crafted with grass-fed milk as well as non-dairy coconut milk ice cream. I had a scoop of Dark Chocolate Ice Cream with Sea Salt and Olive Oil and Coconut Ice Cream with Avocado Swirl.
It was an amazing treat!
We watched The Secret Life of Walter Mitty one evening before heading out to dinner and this quote was my mother’s favorite from the movie.
Cheers to a wonderful weekend!
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