Thursday, June 3, 2010

Austin, Texas

For the past 5 days I’ve been enjoying a conference for work in Austin, Texas.

We flew out early Saturday morning. DSC07415

We had a layover in Dallas and I took the opportunity to try some Red Mango fro yo!! Good stuff!!IMG00035-20100529-1540

When we got to Austin we had some AWESOME Mexican at Chuy’s!DSC07416 DSC07420

Mmmm…chimichanga! DSC07426

The next morning I started out my day with a run around Lady Bird Lake! IMG00037-20100530-0722

After my morning run I met up with a few co-workers for a wonderful brunch buffet, including made to order omelets!IMG00038-20100530-0823

We had a day filled with meetings & sessions. In between though I sat out on the balcony and enjoyed the warm TX weather.DSC07429

Downtown Austin is pretty cool!DSC07434

In between sessions we tested out Blue Bell Ice Cream, something we don’t have in Iowa!DSC07436

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Here’s a story for you guys! For the past week before my trip (just for fun) I started doing some research on the next vehicle I want. Nissan Armada was on the top of my list. When we picked up our rental vehicle I got our scheduled car switched to an Armada. I got a 5 day test drive and LOVE it!! Hopefully it will be joining the Bangert family soon! ;)DSC07444

Dinner the next night was another Austin favorite, The County Line!DSC07445   DSC07448

We sat out on the back patio enjoying the warm TX evening!DSC07455

We were entertained by the turtles in the river!DSC07451DSC07453

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It was family style and oh so good!DSC07473 DSC07474 DSC07475

I definitely enjoyed some BBQ!DSC07477

The next day was filled with sessions and spent the afternoon at the roof top pool!IMG00052-20100601-1518

I forgot to pack my swimsuit so it was a great excuse to get a new one!IMG00051-20100601-1453

That evening we went to Pappadeux for some seafood! DSC07493

I tried all kinds of new things, including alligator and calamari! Both were great!DSC07481  DSC07482

I loved the style of the restaurant, especially the GIANT crown molding!DSC07485

Here I am to prove I ate alligator! Not to sure at first…DSC07486

Going in! DSC07487

It was good!DSC07488

We also had some funny 2 tailed shrimp! DSC07492

That night we went down to 6th street and enjoyed music at the dueling piano bar! It was TOO fun!!IMG00057-20100601-2147

Wednesday was mainly a travel day. We didn’t get home to till 3am…on Thursday! It was an overall great time, but it is always SO good to come home!

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