Monday, June 16, 2014

I Owe You a Texas

So. I went to Texas a million years ago. (Like actually the middle of May. Exactly one month ago, but pretty much it feels like forever. I mean, I've been to North Carolina and Seattle since then!) It was for Erich's uncle's wedding. Please enjoy another photo dump.

Also, I should probably just turn this into a travel blog. That's all I do these days.

This. This is Kreuz Market. It's the best barbecue I've ever had. Hands down. We drove straight from the airport to get this food. Do not pass go, do not collect $300. 


Oh yeah, and they don't have forks. Or plates, for that matter. 

Just meat and bread for me, thanks. Oh, but Erich got German potatoes (which he ate with a spoon), and they were SO good.

Erich's uncle got married in Gruene. It's part of New Braunfels, but it's like its own thing. Super cute little town. It's really close to San Antonio. The event was on the grounds of the Gruene Mansion Inn, which is sort of like its own little compound. The arch was (obviously) where the bride and groom stood. Chairs were set up in the open space. 

Our room was in an identical building behind this one. I wish I had remembered to take pictures of the inside. Also, this is right next to/behind where the ceremony was. 

This was the view from the balcony off our room. In the parking lot of the building in the background you can rent inner tubes and go tubing down the river. We did. It was super fun, if not a little slow.

We made it into Austin for the day on Sunday, which truthfully is the only place in Texas I want to be. And I will eventually move there. We packed our day full of quintessential Austin things and I'm just trying super hard not to miss it too much.

Just a really awesome and elaborate mural on the side of a book store on South Congress.

Home Slice pizza. Nommmmmmmmm. 

It wouldn't have been a day in Austin without finishing it off with a show at the Saxon Pub (and we brought our pizza). This is The Resentments. Sometimes Bob Schneider plays with them. If you don't know my love for Bob, we cannot remain friends. Actually, if you don't know my love for Austin in general you should probably just leave. 

On that note, I'm out. 


Natalie Summers said...

Makes me want to go to Texas now! looks like you had a blast! kinda jelly..

shannon said...

i think i'm just going to use your blog as a guide to all the places i should travel to.