Howdy partners! If you're wondering where I've been lately, I've been yeehawing in the Lone Star State. My man had to work in Austin (one of my new favourite American cities) & Houston and since I'm a country girl at heart and have always been curious about the place where everything is bigger, I tagged along. The weather may not have co-operated (with flash flood warnings for half the trip) but that didn't stop me from boot scootin' boogying all across town. I explored museums and art galleries; went vintage shopping; ate delicious food (while managing to avoid Texas BBQ) and listened to a lot of country western.
Here are some highlights from my trip:
|Texas State Museum where they had a wonderful exhibit on the Women Shaping Texas in the 20th Century|
|My take on a chic cowgirl.|
|Food truck garbage cans.|
|I was ecstatic to see that my favourite Ottawa thrift store was also in Austin (and a much better version of it!)|
|Cupcakes served from a food truck= delicious convenience.|
|We had a great Japanese dinner (complete with sake shots served in carved out cucumbers) at the Lucky Robot, followed by live music at the famous Continental Club|
|I spent hours perusing Uncommon Objects curiosity shop, fascinating!|
|Mexican trading store in the Soco district, Austin.|
|Authentic honky-tonk bar in Houston.|
|Buck, the only real cowboy (he was a rancher) I met all trip!|
|Blanco's Bar regular, Dave, leading me to the dance floor to show me how to dance the Texas two Step!|
|When in Texas...|
|The Galleria district in Houston|
|I'll need to return for a live music festival!|
|Dining table at the Texas State Museum (I found the Texas water to taste a bit fishy, and after taking a shower you smelled like smelt!)|
|Drinking Lonestar beer and listening to the Texas Tyrant at The Continental Club.|
|Sale-ing at Anthropologie (I bought the pink top, printed silk pants & a floral blouse for under $40, a savings of over $250!)|
|A poolside visitor.|
Passing on my newfound knowledge and teaching my man the 2 step!
|Machine gun (apparently they are safer than handguns for newbies but that didn't calm my nerves!) target shooting.|
Have you ever visited Texas?