We’ve lived here 6 months already and hadn’t made it up to Austin. It’s only an hour away and we’ve driven through it a couple times, but never stopped to check it out. My mother-in-law was here a couple weeks ago and she wanted to check it out, so we went. She’s more fun than my husband and will go find random stuff with me, so I wasn’t about to turn her down.
We spent a good majority of the day on Congress Street, browsing the shops and street vendors and checking out the murals. She and I both bought a few things from vendors, nothing I needed, but sometimes it’s too fun to pass up! The little one really wanted to see the horse mural. While she was petting the fake horse, a guy on a real horse showed up. Ok, it was actually a mule, but it’s half horse, so it counts.
After all that, we went to Peter Pan Mini Golf and played a round. It’s an old course, that’s also BYOB, that has a fun obstacle for each hole. All the new putt putt courses don’t seem to have that kind of stuff, which is just sad. Hitting your ball through a replica of the Texas Capitol building is half the fun! I really liked the city, so we’ll have to go back and do/see more. I already have a list, it’s just a matter of when.