Staying warm

Thursday, February 4th, 2010

Our workspace by the fire

Texas Roadtrip

Wednesday, January 13th, 2010
Downtown Austin

Downtown Austin

Last Friday, Nik and I took off on a mini road trip through Texas. Our first stop was Austin to see if it really can compare to Portland. It can. Then we headed farther south and a little to the east to visit Galveston to see if it could compare to Nik’s childhood memories. It can, sort-of.

All in all, it was a great trip and I know a little bit more about Texas. Now I need to take Nik on a mini road trip through Tennessee!

San José Hotel on South Congress

Hotel San José on South Congress

The room (I love their bed covers)

The room...I love their bed covers

The Writing Desk

The writing deskÂ

Climbing through Christmas Trees

Climbing through Christmas Trees at Zilker Park

Big Top Candy Store

Big Top Candy Store....I recommend the taffy!

The Texas Capital Building

The Texas Capital Building from the outside

The Capital Dome

The Capital Dome

Train Tressel

Climbing through the Train Tressel near 2nd Street

The Cathedral of Junk

The Cathedral of Junk in South Austin

The Salt Lick

The Salt Lick...good BBQ!

Sunset at Mount Bonnell

Sunset at Mount Bonnell....I liked this view best

The Texas Gulf Coast Pelicans

Galveston Pelicans

Railroad tracks near the Carnival Cruise terminals

Railroad tracks near the Carnival Cruise terminals


By the time we made it to the water, we were quite pleased with ourselves

Little orange house by the water

Little orange house by the Gulf

Little white house

Little white house about to fall in the Gulf

The Jetty

The Jetty

Itty Bitty Seashells

Itty Bitty Seashells

Highway 146

North 146....on the way back to Dallas

And here is Nik’s account of the trip: Two Days in Austin, Texas