John and I took a spontaneous road trip this weekend to Austin. Upon John suggestion, we decided to get away and it was agreed that he would leave all his books behind. Of course, I could not pass up the opportunity.
It was a short trip, but fun. We left Friday night and returned Saturday night. Although it was fleeting, still, we were able to fit in a few activities. As with most of our trips, the most exciting part is scoping out a good place to eat. On the top of the list was Rudy's BBQ store. This is a BBQ restaurant unique to Texas that was introduced to me by the Anderson side of the family. John and I love the brisket.
Then, we visited Zilker Park alongside Town Lake. We took a walk to work off our BBQ, which was worth every calorie. There was alot of activity around the park that day. We managed to find a part that was not too populated, where John took some time to commune with nature. Of course, there was a little bit of time to disrupt nature as well.... Here you see the beginnings of this duck attacking John. Eventually, John was forced to kick him off in a not-so-gentle- manner. Next, we went over to the Blanton Museum of Art on the University of Texas campus. They had an interesting exhibit called the Geometry of Hope that John and I actually really enjoyed. This was my first time (that I recall) going to an art museum like this. This art was themed around Latin American artists and, of course, geomtery. I learned alot about art. Of course, we could not take our cameras in, but there was a sculpture outside the Museum of a Gibson guitar. This was a promotional event that Austin was doing while we were there called Guitartown.Finally, we ended the day with a nap in the park, dinner at a Tex-mex place in downtown Austin, and the drive back home.