Out and about in Austin, TX

Hi guys!  Happy Thursday!!  Are you all ready for the weekend?  Well it is almost here!  Before we head back to Dallas, here are some pictures from the rest of our time in Austin!

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Yesterday the pups and I headed out to a nearby park down by the water for a long walk.

It was the most beautiful day so we just walked and walked and walked for almost 2 hours.

Under the bridge.

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The pups were in heaven.

Story time: For our 4th dating anniversary, my husband planned a trip to Austin, TX (I had always wanted to go) while we were living in Cincinnati, OH.  He surprised me at dinner the night before our plane was set to depart.  I was in total shock as I am very hard to surprise and usually end up finding out before the actual surprise.  It was such a fun trip and one of the days we took a boat cruise that pointed out all of Austin’s history.  On our walk yesterday, the pups and I stopped to take a picture of where my husband and I got on the boat 3 years ago (I think). Such good memories.

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After the hubs was done working, we walked around downtown for a bit with the pups and stopped to have a drink at a local bar/restaurant.  

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The pups enjoyed watching people walk past with their doggies. 

After a drink, we went to a restaurant called Red’s Porch for dinner.  We made sure to choose a place where we could sit outside with the pups.  

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They were so happy to tag along. 

I got the spinach salad with blackened salmon on top and it was amazing.  So so so good.  My husband got the roasted chicken and said it was the best he has ever had. 

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This morning started off bright and early at the gym.  The treadmills were all taken (again) so I did the elliptical for 15 minutes before running a couple miles on the treadmill followed by some weights.  Great way to start the day! 

Off to make the drive back to Dallas!  See you all tomorrow! 

Questions:

  1. What is the biggest surprise you have ever gotten?
  2. What was or will be your workout today?
  3. What is your favorite city to visit? 

Rooftop lounging and a roadtrip

Good morning and happy Wednesday to you all! I hope your week is going well so far!  Mine sure is!  This week is a little different than normal with a roadtrip thrown in the middle, which is a nice little break from the usual routine. 

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Lately there has been a lot of this going on…. 

The weather in Dallas has been absolutely amazing… in the 70s this week.

Lots of lunches on the roof.  Yep, another wrap.  I’m obsessed.  And olive tapenade with rice crackers.

And smoothies.  Lots of smoothies.  This one had spinach, flaxseed, orange juice, banana, pineapple, mango, and kiwi.

Got in a quick 3.5 mile run after work yesterday before hitting the road for Austin, TX with the hubs and the pups.  

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Beautiful sunset on the drive.  

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By the time we made it to Austin, we were pretty hungry so we just picked up Chipotle to take to the hotel. So yummy.

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This morning started bright and early at the gym with the elliptical (all the treadmills were taken) and weights.  I always come prepared with lots of snacks so I made a simple breakfast in the room with 2 rice cakes, peanut butter and banana! 

The pups and I are off to go explore a nearby park while the hubby is at work (we all tagged along on his business trip).  Have an amazing day!!

Questions:

  1. Have you ever been to Austin, TX?
  2. Any restaurant recommendations in Austin?
  3. Are you a fan of the elliptical?