On the road again. This time we headed south to Austin to meet up with my parents and brother, Alex. The trip was a surprise to Alex for his birthday and we couldn't wait to get there and celebrate. By celebrate I of course mean eating as much BBQ as we possibly could in 3 days.
We went to Gospel Brunch at Stubb's BBQ on Sunday morning. Greg and I are big fans of Stubb's and had the opportunity to go to Gospel Brunch in our younger, pre-baby years. It was hard to appreciate the experience at the time as we were, shall I say recuperating, from an open bar wedding and previous night on 6th Street. This time it was awesome. My dad made sure our table had a view of the stage but wasn't too close to the speakers for Kennedy's little ears. She had the time of her life clapping and kicking to the music. The weather was gorgeous to we strolled up and down Congress before taking the little lady back to the hotel for a nap. My dad, Greg and Alex went out to listen to music at night while my mom and I snacked on sweet treats and kept Kennedy for the evening.
Since it was such a nice evening we decided to drive out to the Salt Lick for dinner. If you haven't been there, its like the Holy Grail of BBQ in Austin and is a "must-do" if you are ever in town. Guaranteed hour wait but they always have live music and a big open area where you can BYO beer and wine to enjoy before dinner. We all sipped on pre-dinner drinks while Kennedy enjoyed all the open space and other kids running around.
The next morning we ate BBQ again. Kidding. We made a stop at the Kolache Factory before hitting the road back to Dallas. It was a quick trip but a really fun way to celebrate Alex's birthday.
|Kennedy and Lainey waiting for brunch.|
|Best seart in the house.|
|We ate about 15 lbs of this.|
|She was running around yelling "home run!"|
|Exploring the grounds at the Salt Lick.|
|Gramps and Alex|
|I said, "Greg, make a nice face."|
|No more. I can't even look at another bite of food.|
|Monday morning conference call.|