Earlier this month I went to Austin, Texas for a work function. Well, the hotel wasn’t really in Austin, it was seriously in the middle of nowhere and it took about 30 minutes and a long windy road to get there from the airport. I didn’t get too many food pictures because I was so busy working but here is what I did capture:
Dinner on day 1: a portobello mushroom burger with sweet potato fries, it was good except the mushroom was pitifully little, you can’t tell from this pic but it was as thin as an index card and the size of a silver dollar! My healthier-than-me coworker got it without the bun and it was about two bites!
The hotel is actually quite pleasant, when we first arrived on property I thought it looked like a compound! But as we looked around it got much better. A little plantation-like but it has cute components like the back porch:
I love the look of this, truly southern! It’s empty because if you sit there you will be murdered by mosquitoes!
These signs cracked me up! I guess it had to be said. There are also horses and llamas on property, this llama looked like he would enjoy spitting on us. I do like his hipster hairdo!
Breakfast day 1: the normal bowl of oats. I brought my own toppings as usual, my chia, hemp and maca mix.
A late night post-work meal of red snapper, cheesy grits and veggies. The grits were so good!! I could eat those everyday. I’m sure they had tons of cream and cheese though.
It was very warm and sunny the whole time and the humidity just about killed me! Beautiful lush greenery though.
I met a squirrel friend…
They planted these flowers while we were there!
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One of the dinners we had, I’m not sure what these was, I think a pesto ravioli with balsamic vinegar drizzled?
I never forget a dessert! 😉 this was a flour-less chocolate cake and a fruit tart. Both were okay, not spectacular. I think if you’re going to do a flour-less cake you need to use really high-quality chocolate, this chocolate did not taste that great.
My favorite day at our meetings is boxed lunch day! Every time there is a veggie sandwich, a cookie, fruit, chips and sides. I love getting a packed lunch! (maybe I just love that I automatically get a cookie).
I hope the cowboy doesn’t mind that this photo is up. We had some visitors of the long-horn variety. I wanted to jump on but my dress wouldn’t allow it without some inappropriate views!
We had an outdoor dinner one night (so hot!) and these cinnamon-orange margaritas were a drink option. It was very good, not too sweet like I was afraid of and I like the cinnamon around the glass edge!
We did go into Austin for one night, hosting a sort of pub crawl thing. I love rainey street, it’s like a neighborhood street but all the houses are bars/restaurants and there are pretty lights everywhere.
I’ll leave this post off with a pic of me holding a cute armadillo. He was a bit wiggly and I was sure thankful for the gloves!
I did enjoy Austin but man, I could never live there, between the humidity (frizzy hair 24/7), mosquitoes (bugs love me and I don’t love them) and sun (I burn in 2 seconds) I would have to be quarantined indoors permanently. It was real nice to breath in that fresh, cool Seattle air when I got home.