Austin Trip

In Austin the fiance and I decided to go to lunch at a place that was suggested to us by my sister whose a giant fan of Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives. Here’s a snapshot of our lunch at The Green Mesquite:

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I got the pulled pork sand which. It was yummy! What I liked about this place was the atmosphere. You have a choice of sitting inside or outside, we sat outside where it was less crowded but there were more dogs (which I didn’t mind). The outside atmosphere was wonderful:

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This place had great food, but I’ve eaten better from the suggestion box that is DD&D.  Aside from that, I would probably sit next to the register next time…just for the novelty that you can eat next to the register.

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Austin Trip

So, the boyfriend and I made it to Austin, and stayed at the lovely AT&T Hotel and Conference Center (Thanks Expedia) right in the middle of The University Texas. What makes the view so awesome though was that we are down the street from this tower:

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For those who don’t know, this is the tower where on August 1st, 1966, Charles Whitman let out a barrage of of bullets from the observation deck onto unsuspecting students, faculty, visitors and police. In total, 16 were killed and 32 were injured. Whitman was killed by two officers and a civilian.

We wandered that night out to the field in front of the tower to pay our respects for those who died. I’ve read about Whitman before, but to see the magnitude and scale of the tower left me in awe. It was quite a scary scene honestly to think back when this happened, to hear gun shots but not know where they’re coming from.

There’s more to come!

Trip to Austin

The boyfriend and I are headed to Austin and we stopped by here:

And saw this:

Magic Hour filters were used

Trip to Austin

The boyfriend and I are headed to Austin and we stopped by here:

And saw this:

Magic Hour filters were used

Photography Wednesday

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Its amazing what treats and the command “freeze” does to a ferret who can’t sit still long enough for a picture.