Monday, August 21, 2017

Weekend in Austin, Texas

My twin sister, Jeanette, and I spent this past weekend in Austin, Texas to celebrate our birthday. It was my first time in Texas and it was everything and nothing I expected it to be. The heat was overwhelming, the BBQ was hearty, and the nightlife was unlike anything I've ever seen.

As soon as landed, at the recommedation of our older brother, we headed to Franklin Barbecue. Franklin Barbecue is probably the most famous BBQ spot in all of the US right now and it has the line to prove it. We arrived a little after the 11am open time and were greeted with a three hour wait time. The first people to get in line that Friday arrived at 5:30am. Anyone that knows me well, knows that I don't eat meat often, let alone beef and pork. But, when in Rome. We went for the ribs, but they sold out as soon as we got to the counter to order, so we ordered pulled pork, brisket, and sausage -- we waited three hours, we had to try it all. 

Look, I don't know much about meat, but you did not need to put any barbecue sauce or anything on this. It was all so flavorful on its own. Well worth the three hour wait. 

I started the weekend off wearing a shirt dress from Abercrombie & Fitch, watermelon purse I snagged at Marshalls, and Nike Flyknit Air Force 1s. 

Saturday, we went to Barton Springs which stays a cool 68 degrees year round. Considering that it reached over 100 degrees everyday we were there, the water was a nice reprieve from the heat. I wore a swimsuit I bought for $16 from Hollister. 

After the springs, we grabbed some dinner, then headed over to the Bat Fest to watch 1.5 million bats flight out from under the Congress bridge. I changed into a pink denim mini skirt from Forever 21, over the shoulder top from Fashion Nova, choker from Asos, and still rocked with my Flyknit AF1.