City #2: Austin
After our trip from Houston to Dallas, we headed to San Antonio for a mini vacation, a mini baby-moon if you will, and stopped in Austin on our way down. Our stop in Austin was for one specific purpose: Franklin BBQ! In Texas Monthly, it was rated the #1 BBQ place to eat in the COUNTRY! It started out in a trailer and just recently moved to its own permanent location. We got there around 10am, waited in line until the doors opened at 11am, and then waited in line some more as people moved through until about 12pm when we got our food. We got a little sampler plate - some lean and fatty brisket, some sausage and some turkey. They had Dublin Dr. Pepper from the fountain (YUM!) and delicious sauces. It was quite the delicious treat. Afterwards (somehow) we ate ice cream at the Cool Haus traveling ice cream truck. Needless to say, dinner was quite small.
I really would have liked to take a pic of us in line but I felt a bit silly so I just took a pic of the line. With our 2 hours in line, we became friends with the people right in front of us. They took off work to come just to Franklin's.
The sign, and these two random men. I did not realize they were in my photo. It kinda looks like they are posing but I do not know them at all!
City #3: San Antonio
We finally got to San Antonio (after a brief stop at the San Marcos outlets) around 3pm. We have done all the traditional San Antonio sights many times before so this trip was more for relaxation than anything else. We stayed at the Ruckman Haus bed and breakfast in the Sun Room. We actually spent a lot of time in the gorgeous room just reading, watching tv, and relaxing. The breakfast was delicious and was so filling we really didn't need lunch and the two owners, the Ruckmans, were so nice and friendly. On Saturday, we went out to the La Cantera Resort where I spent the day being pampered at the spa and Ben golfed. We ended the day with a nice dinner on the river walk. So fun and relaxing!
Reading - I pretty much started and finished the Hunger Games this weekend. Soooo good!
Let's call this the belly shot, vacation style! 25 weeks
Walking up to the amazing sun deck on the top of the house...
The beautiful sun deck - on Friday when we got there, I spent the afternoon reading and napping up here. I was even visited by a squirrel!
More sun deck...with a view
And from the top of the stairs
City #4: Houston (Katy, HOME)
We ended our tour of Texas at our home in Katy. It was nice to be home after 4 days of traveling. The cats were happy to see us and I have spent the day reading and napping with them snuggled up next to me.