hannasus (hannasus) wrote,

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The women they all look beautiful, and their men will buy your beer for free

God, I love Austin! Every time I go back to visit I remember what a great town that was.

I meant to post this yesterday, but the munchkin got a new computer game and I didn't have the heart to kick her off my computer.

We rolled into town Saturday noonish and met austin360 at Curra's for lunch--avocado margaritas and tacos al pastor. Mmmmm. Then we went to the Dragon's Lair so Mr. Sus could look at D&D books. It was austin360's first experience with a comics/gaming store and I think she found it... educational. Do not suspect that I drooled over the upcoming Angel: The Curse comic while we were there. Shut up.

By then it was time to check into our hotel, which was right on Town Lake. We dutifully admired the view, dropped off our bags and headed back out to Amy's Ice Cream.

Me and austin360 at Amy's:

Mr. Sus and the munchkin (note the woman behind them who is wearing the EXACT SAME SHIRT as me--quelle horreur!):

While we were in the neighborhood we drove by our old house, which looks exactly the same. We also stopped by Toy Joy for a good long browse. Yay toys!

Me and the munchkin wearing funny sunglasses:

Then we went back to the hotel for a bit of rest. There was a huge high school reunion going on there so it was total madhouse (and we had the pleasure of listening to 80s music blaring into our room until 10 p.m.) I took the munchkin down for a short walk by the lake, while Mr. Sus and austin360 watched Lilo & Stitch.

At dusk we all walked down to the Congress Street bridge to watch the bats. After that, it was out to The County Line for barbeque and then back to the hotel where we hugged austin360 goodbye.

Sunday morning started off with breakfast at Kerbey Lane--migas and pancakes. Mmmmm. Then we drove the munchkin up 2222 to show her Mr. Sus' old office building and went to the top of his old parking garage to check out the spectacular view.

View looking towards town (his office was right on the shores of Lake Austin):

Mr. Sus and the munchkin pose with his Mini Cooper:

View of the 360 bridge:

On the way back we stopped off at Mount Bonnell:

View looking down the stairs from the top of the hill:

After that we went back into to town and hit Book People, where we spent way too much money. Then we went across the street to Waterloo Records and spent even more too much money. But I got a Scabs album (Bob!) and a Stereophonics import CD single which has the U.K. B-side, "Long Way Round," that I've been trying to find forever (the one that was used on Ewan's TV show).

Then around the corner to Zanzibar, our favorite furniture/import store, where we bought a cool pendulum mobile of St. George and the dragon (when you swing the pendulum his sword arm moves!):

After that, we drove by the State Capitol:

And then it was back on the highway and home.

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