The Salt Lick BBQ was a must. Texas is known for it's BBQ, and this did not disappoint one bit. Probably the best BBQ I've ever had—although Jacob went to another place with his co-workers after I left for Utah, and he said that place was even better. Thanks a lot, hun. Now I have to go all the way back to Texas just to make sure you are right. Sooo ruuuude.
|Sorry baby, milk before meat!|
We spent another day exploring downtown because I love it so much. If anything, the whole downtown area is what I love most about Austin. So fun.
|Even the graffiti loves Austin|
|Took a lil' trip to the Capitol building. I wanted to play frisbee on the lawn like Tim Riggins on FNL.|
|Star motifs EVERYWHERE. I tried to count all the stars in that building, but it was literally impossible. They take that "Loner Star" thing really seriously.|
|Baby on the floor!|
|There was a sign warning about the awkward historically uneven steps—with their exact dimensions and everything—but I still tripped on them.|
|I'm sure this cannon thing has some sort of historical significance. We obviously just saw it as a cute baby photo-op.|
Next, we hit up a place I had been wanting to try all summer—A food truck dedicated to the perfection and peddling of deep-fried goodness. And yes, I'm talking about doughnuts. Gourdough's!
|Austin has soooo many little food trucks and food parks around town. AKA Holli's dreamland.|
|Poor Rose has to be dragged around wherever we go. She obviously does not yet appreciate the beauty of a perfect donut.|
|Do I look oddly saint-like in this one? I know I felt as though I were were about to partake of the holy grail of fried foods. It was truly choice above all other donuts.|
So after stuffing our faces with super fattening foods, we decided to hike a small mountain.... inspired sequence of events, I know. Our bodies hated us for it.
|The view from Mt. Bonnell|
|Cute daddy and daughter|
|They are best buds.|
Before I officially end all of these Texas updates, may I boast about my cool husband and his cool internship for just a sec? He helped make these LIFE-SIZE ROCK'EM SOCK'EM ROBOTS!!!
|On one of our last days in Texas, Jacob took me to Sisu so we could play with these bad boys.|
|He beat me every time, but it was still fun because I was a good sport.|
Just wanted to spotlight the whole reason we came to Texas in the first place. Jacob loved working at Sisu. He learned so much and had a great time while doing it. So proud of him! Now it's back to school for a little while, but I know he'll be glad to get back to work in the near future. Getting paid to make awesome fighting robots is kinda neat, yeah?