I absolutely love Texas.
Wednesday was our day off in Austin and it was absolutely gorgeous outside. Adam and I slept in probably until about 11am or so and then headed out -- originally, we were thinking about going to Franklin's BBQ which is famous for always having a line way out the door, but we were both hungry and didn't feel like waiting, so we went to South Congress St and had a tex-mex brunch at a place called Magnolia's. After brunch, we perused around all kinds of shops full of weird things. When they say "Keep Austin Weird", they really mean it; costume rental stores, odd antiques, and stores that sold pillows with classical style portraits of Bill Murray on them were all found on the same block.
We went for a really nice walk in the park on the riverside in order to see the statue of Stevie Ray Vaughn -- Adam has been making me listen to a lot of Stevie Ray Vaughn, and I ain't complainin'.
For dinner, we went to this place called Salt Lick's for BBQ and OH MY GOD it was so good. So good. I stuffed myself with meat and paid the consequences but it was worth it. Austin makes me so happy.
Yesterday, we took off from Austin pretty early and headed out to Dallas where our next gig would be. We had so much time to kill and the commute wasn't that long, so when we got into Dallas, Adam made it a point to bring me to Dealey Plaza/The Grassy Knoll where JFK was shot so that we could continue our assassination tour (in reference to visiting the Lorraine Motel in Memphis). It was kind of creepy. X marks the spot(s).
Dallas and Fort Worth are Not that Close
After we grabbed lunch, we headed to my old friend Ashley's place in Fort Worth. Even though the region is called "DFW", Dallas and Fort Worth are actually about an hour apart. It was REALLY wonderful to see my old buddy Ashley -- we hung out at her place for a few hours before heading over to the gig in Dallas. She has a bunch of adorable pets:
Dallas is Really Pretty at Night
Opening Bell Coffee
Our venue last night was Opening Bell Coffee in downtown Dallas. It's SO cute. It's a little underground coffee shop and wine bar with all kinds of cute decorations and a friendly staff. Before we went on, two girls named Worth & Marie went up and played a whole bunch of really pretty and mellow tunes. It was very nice and relaxing and definitely set up a good vibe. They had also brought a bunch of people that seemed to be around their age, so that was really nice.
A little fun in Fort Worth
Next Stop: Amarillo!
Our next gig is tonight in Amarillo, TX at the 806 cafe! If you have any friends in Amarillo, send 'em out, because we don't know anybody there.