Friday, April 22, 2011

Blanco, TX to Austin, TX (57.5 miles)

Another morning of rolling hills through beautiful farm country. As we approached Austin, traffic got pretty heavy which made things a bit stressful. Luckily, we happened upon parking lot with several of the city's ever- so-popular mobile food vendors. We shared a massive, delicious, hot out of the fryer doughnut and got back on the bikes to weave through the hectic city streets to our hotel.

Wed night we headed into downtown Austin for some famous burgers at a dove bar called Casino el Camino.

Thurs we spent running errands and having a walk around the university campus area. We had a pretty good cappuccino at cafe Medici followed by some homestyle Lebanese food. Mmmmmm. Later that night we drove back into hill country to a restaurant called Salt Lick which is said to have the best BBQ around. For a belated celebration of my dads birthday, we gorged ourselves on piles of tasty smoked meats and finished it off with some cobbler.

Today we mostly relaxed by the pool and ran a few errands. This included grocery shopping at the flagship Whole Foods market. Its size was amazing yet a bit overwhelming. I think we spent about 30 minutes perusing the bulk section alone. I can't wait to try the blueberry infused cane sugar we bought to put in our oatmeal this week!

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