Friday: Dan and I left around noon. We stopped for sandwich materials, ice, and beer before hitting the road. (Remember, I never go anywhere without food. Just in case...)
My coworker's husband works for Hilton and got us a sweet deal at the Hilton Garden Inn on 6th Street (the main party street in Austin). It's a very fancy/big HGI. Here's the view from the bar/restaurant on the 18th floor:
|The dome just right of the center is the state capitol.|
Moonshine's. There was, in fact, moonshine (well sort of, flavored 195 proof grain alcohol made onsite). And deliciousness...
|Ruby Slipper: vodka, grapefruit juice, and grenadine. Yum!|
|Chicken and waffles!|
The next day when all the party animals finally got up, we headed to an hour south of Austin to the city of New Braunfels to tube the Guadalupe river. Again no pictures, because my camera isn't waterproof. But I snagged one before we got in:
After the river, we headed to The Salt Lick BBQ. Everyone ordered the all you can eat option, so they brought us a giant plate of meat. And then another. And then another. Delicious but we were SO stuffed!
Before leaving town, we stopped at Flip Happy Crepes, which is basically a trailer in a gravel parking lot. It was apparently on "Best Thing I Ever Ate" and it was indeed delicious!