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Trip Report Austin, Texas, you stole my heart!

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Great food, great music, but most of all, the friendliest folks I've ever met! There was hardly a soul on the street who didn't pause, smile and say hello. A Texas sized shout out to Big Russ, kkukura, schoolmarm, swisshiker, P_M, SeasonedTexasTravelr and Austin. All your recommendations were spot on! I'll be back for sure!

This is the story of 2 whirlwind days in Austin, flying solo, following 3 in North Texas, where I travelled 30 years back in time to visit my old life, and old high school and college friends (which, btw, I recommend HIGHLY, but that's an entirely different story!) I've always wanted to see Austin, and I figured if I only get to Texas once every 30 years, better get to it!

I drove the incredibly b-o-r-i-n-g 3.5 hours from Denton to Austin on a Friday morning. Still, it was a straight shot down I-35, the sun was shining, I had great music along for the ride, and I was still high from my trip back in time.

Arrived around 1:00, and headed straight to meet a friend and his 4 year old daughter for lunch. His office is in the Arts District (note to self - looks cool...visit this area on next trip), so he took me to Juanita's Tacos, 1120 W. 5th (at Walsh.) Housed in an old train car (read no air conditioning), this place is what I call an atmospheric dump, with great tacos. The pork tacos al pastor were the best I've ever had. At $2.50 a pop, I'm all over this place!

The little girl was playing shy, and spent more time hiding than eating. My friend questioned how she'd be able to manage ice cream if she couldn't eat her taco. But I was a good girl, and finished all my lunch, so it was off to Amy's for a treat!

We went to the Amy's at 1012 W. 6th (at Lamar.) It's a friendly, colorful and funky shop. I told the kid behind the counter that I was an Amy's virgin, visiting from out of town, and asked him to fix me up. He threw down some Mexican Vanilla and chopped into it some vanilla cream filled vanilla cookies. Rather than just scraping the concoction into the cup, he tossed it in the air, behind his back a few times, and landed it in the cup! Nice touch, and, of course, delicious. It was then time for my friend to return to work, so we said our goodbyes, and I headed off to check into my hotel.

To be continued...

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