Thursday, October 20, 2011

Austin Anniversary

We recently celebrated two years of marital bliss. I can't believe it's been two years already. Luckily for us, my cousin decided she too wanted to be married on the 14th so we made a quick trip to Austin, TX.

We met up with my family at the airport on Thursday night and headed out to The Salt Lick for some change your life BBQ. It was seriously, really really good food. You should all be jealous. If you haven't heard of this place look it up on man vs. food or one of those shows so you can be properly introduced and become even more jealous of us. They cook everything on a large open pit and it has a really good smoke flavor. We did the all you can eat group buffet and so we got to try everything. Again, you should be really mad you aren't me. Jeremy was in heaven. Literally. I believe if Jer were to choose his heaven it would involve him spending eternity at this restaurant and never getting full.

Friday was our actual anniversary and my awesome cousin bought us groupons for a local bike shop so we rented a tandem bike and rode around Austin. It was so much fun/could have potentially been a terrible way to spend an anniversary. A tandem bike requires a lot of trust and a lot of communication. So really we had a therapy session for our anniversary and called it biking. There were a few moments of frustration i.e. Jeremy wrongly accusing me of not pedaling, or me accusing Jeremy of trying to kill us because he turned the bike and I couldn't see where we were going. Overall though we had a lot of fun and our relationship is now stronger due to our therapy session.

Austin has tons of food trucks everywhere. It was so cool. We rode our bike downtown and ate lunch at a couple of food trucks. I got Korean BBQ mexican food and Jeremy got kielbasas. It was super good. After lunch we rode to another food truck that makes really unique donuts. My dad had one with maple frosting and bacon. I had the son of a peach donut that I shared with my mom. Jeremy had nothing because he felt like puking after biking up the hill to get there. I didn't think the hill was that bad and thought it was strange that he kept thinking I wasn't pedaling :).

Friday night was the wedding festivities. The reception was right downtown and we were on a balcony overlooking the very hipster nightlife. Austin is super hipster and I don't think I would be cool enough to live there but I really want to be.

Saturday we had to fly home but not before a quick trip to the Waffle House. Who doesn't love a good Waffle House breakfast?

Overall it was a great way to spend our anniversary and we had so much fun seeing my family and extended family that I haven't seen for a few years.

I'm posting this from the blogger app on my phone so we'll see how the pictures turn out.


  1. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!! I LOVE tandem bikes. Glad you had some good eats, good riding and a fun time with your fam. Your dad looks crutches! Or maybe he just tossed em for the pic ;-)

  2. P.S. I think you're hip and cool enough to live in Austin.