Hi friends! You probably know by now that I visited ATX last week for the first time. My sister and her friend came down to Dallas on their spring break and we drove took a road trip! We wanted to see as much as we could in the weekend that we were there, so we ran all day and crossed a lot off of our list. First stop, after dropping the pups off at the dog sitter’s was Hypnotic Donuts in Dallas. This was probably the best coffee donut I have ever had, I’ll take a half-dozen more, please.
Finally we were on the road and about an hour in we started seeing signs for Waco, TX, affectionately known as the place where they film Fixer Upper on HGTV. We started joking about stopping to say hello to Chip and Jo, and as we all needed a coffee break, we realized we were only about five minutes away from Magnolia Market and the silo project. So, we took a quick detour to see the market, unfortunately didn’t go in because the line was around the block, but it was worth it and we can say we saw it!
Our first stop in Austin was the HOPE Outdoor Gallery which I posted about here in ATX Part 1. Next we stopped at Umlaf Sculpture Garden which was a little underwhelming, but also a nice midday break. Bonus, my sister Megan and I blended in with the scenery.
Next stop of the day was the Texas State Capitol building. We wandered around the grounds and learned about Texas history, but mostly took in the college campus feel.
For the evening we decided to go to S Congress Ave, eat dinner and wander around. We found the infamous I love you so much wall at Jo’s Coffee outpost, finally ate dinner (we had all crashed from the donut sugar high hours ago), and then explored some more. There were so many cute vintage and knick-knack shops, it was so much fun!
The next day we had plans to visit Hamilton Pool for a hike, but wanted to be sure we didn’t miss anything in Austin before we left. Continuing the donut theme from the previous day, we went to Voodoo Donuts for breakfast and walked around 6th street before heading out to hike. Overall Austin was great and I can’t wait to go back! I’m so happy to finally start exploring my new home state!
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