But for a year, I lived in Austin dancing with Ballet Austin. I wasn’t really all that keen on dancing at that time, and was terribly homesick, so my memory of the Texas capital was a bit clouded with negativity. However, this past weekend the boy and I traveled to Austin for a wedding and I do believe I managed to enjoy the city more than I could have ever imagined. I found myself saying “I remember this,” and “I love this place, that street…” etc. etc. I am seriously grateful for having the chance to go back and revisit my old haunts (nearly ten years later) and find a new appreciation for the city.
The bottom line is: Austin is fun. And with Halloween and an amazing wedding featuring some of the best people I’ve had the good fortune to meet, this past weekend was a very good weekend! Here are a few of my favorite places to visit—
|Toy Joy has the coolest toys and yes those are plastic nuns all around the top!|
|I had to go to Ballet Austin’s old studios…oh the pointe shoes I destroyed through those doors!|
And probably my favorite place to go in Austin, is The Spider House. In my day, they only served tea and coffee, imagine my surprise to find that they are a full fledged bar now! The atmosphere and the decor there are simply wonderful. If you ever are in that area, I highly recommend you check it out.
I’ll share more Austin photos later this week! Cheers!