Thursday, October 20, 2016

Fall Break 2016: Keep Austin Weird

New Braunfels is conveniently located right between the two big cities of Austin and San Antonio, neither of which I had been to so we spent a few hours visiting each of them. As far as I can tell Austin is like one ginormous Plaza District...lots of cool shops and restaurants, hipsters galore, quirky art and graffiti everywhere. So of course it's a fun place to visit! We ate lunch at Hopdoddy's and had some Amy's ice cream.
This wee one loves some truffle fries!
We spent a short amount of time in Zilker park....
....because Vince finally answered his phone and we headed over to the Cathedral of Junk which is in his backyard and visited by 10,000 people annually. He's a nice guy and answered all of our questions. As haphazard as this 3 story place looks, it's quite sturdy!
 It's a living I Spy book!
Liv and Noah enjoyed playing Hide n Seek here!
Then we visited another artistic gem at the Hope Outdoor Art Gallery. (I don't condone all the language represented on these walls)
On our way up to the top wall I told Liv next time I'd be sure to bring some spray paint. A guy overheard me and gave us his leftover spray paint can. And the tagging commenced,,,,
Enjoying the view!
 Up in Six Flags!

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Fall Break 2016: The Road to Texas

Liv's fall break got an early start on Friday as we packed up and carpooled with Lulu to visit the Vasquez's in New Braunfels. I got to play referee between these two in the backseat but they took it easy on me and mostly enjoyed color wonder markers, naps, and screen time. 
 Waco was the perfect place to stop for lunch and see this design mecca Chip and Jojo have created out of an abandoned farm area. The crowds were a little nutso but since there was a parking spot directly across from it we decided to go ahead and check it out.
 We checked out the shops and ate at the food trucks and played on the Lorax grass.
It's a neat place to stop and after driving through the hood it looks like there's still plenty of houses for them to renovate!
Ryan and I got plenty of ideas for when we redo that dogfood plant in Edmond and turn it into a home decor/antique market. Just kidding...or am I??

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