Steve and I spent July 4th weekend in Austin, TX. We figured we had no idea what his rotation schedule would look like, so if we wanted a vacation we needed to take it before he started. It was definitely nice to get away.
I don't have a lot of pictures because we spent a large time hanging out in the hotel watching movies and swimming. Oh, and don't forget sleeping in. That was fabulous.
Here are some high lights
This is me in front of Walton's Fancy and Staple. I wanted to go to this bakery and cafe particularly because one of my favorite pastry chefs, Gesine Bulluck-Prado, worked with the pastry chef to get things started. Seeing that I can't afford to actually order her stuff, I figured this was the closest I'll get.
Austin is home to the largest urban bat colony in the United States. Each night up to 750,000 bats emerge from the Congress Ave bridge to hunt for bugs. Because a hurricane came in not that many came out, but was still cool to see the ones that did. This is us with the bridge in the background
I also really wanted to see the state capitol. This is a picture of the door hinges.
This Steve from the back of the capitol
And, this is the rotunda.
We had a splendid time.