Wednesday, March 5
The flight down there, I have to say, was reallllly nice. We got to eat, hold hands, watch a sitcom, switch books, and laugh over certain chapters. In the rental car on the way to Austin, we tried to plan to hit as many good eats as we could while we were there. You could probably eat out at a different place for breakfast, lunch, and dinner every day for over a month and still not hit everything. We were meeting some friends for dinner a bit later, but we couldn't help but stop at Salt Lick on the drive over and grab a to-go box to eat on the way. Seriously. Dinner one and dinner two were within an hour of each other and that is how determined we were to fit all the good food in. WORTH IT. Salt Lick everybody! Salt Lick brisket. Plus Torchy's tacos. Plus Amy's ice cream for dessert. And I rolled across the floor and into bed that night.
For lunch, we went to the Hillside Farmacy. I could have easily gone for more BBQ, but the lines down there for that business wrap around the entire block, and did I mention that it was raining while we were there? Yes, the day before we left it was 80 degrees and the day after we left it was 80 degrees, but the day we were there was 40 degrees and rainy. Probably for the best. It can't possibly be good for anyone's health to spend 12 hours in 80 degrees only to come back to a snowstorm. Better to keep the expectations realllllly low. ;) Anyway, so Hillside Farmacy was as delicious as it was beautiful. I ordered a virgin Pickpocket and a Thank You and recommend both if you happen to stop by.
It breathed a little 80 degrees into my soul.