We popped out of bed right on time, ate a bit of breakfast and headed for downtown. Missy was worried about parking but it really wasn’t a problem. We found a street spot and there is no charge for meters on Sundays.
After the race, we headed back to get showers and then decided we were hungry. All weekend, Missy had been talking about this taco place she loves so I suggested we got some for lunch. There was no convincing Missy. She jumped at the idea! Apparently there is a little fued between 2 local taco joints there and everyone has their favorite. Missy’s is Tacodeli. They try to use as many local and organic products as possible. I seriously love Austin. All this yummy, natural, healthy food! The line at this place was out the door too! Luckily we got there just before the rush.
I have to say they were really excellent! Next, we decided to do some random shopping at local running shops. We stopped for some coffee at a local place (Epoc I think?) I was so excited to get Mexican Hot Coco but I asked for a Mexican Mocha. They put cayenne powder in the mocha and its delicious! I wish I could get it around here! Also, this place had a Starbucks sign that I won’t post. They had it hanging outside before Missy said but got in trouble so they hung it inside and colored in the “STA” and “C_ _ EE” and half of the B… Think about it 😉 We also hit the vintage shop next door.
We drove around the city a bit and stumbled on the Texas State Cemetary, where there is a huge civil war cemetery. It was very pretty and I love looking at old headstones!
For dinner, I wanted to try something local. I looked up some places online to see what was generally good and we settled on going to The Salt Lick which is not far outside of Austin. There was about a 45 minute wait once we got there which I don’t think is that bad. (Line of cars to get in the parking lot and the waiting area outside)
I don’t think we even waited that long. It was BYOB also so we picked up a couple of local beers to bring to dinner too. Also, Missy had hurt her akle a little during the run so she was resting it a bit.
We tried ending the night with a movie but were both exhausted from all the activity all weekend. It was time for bed and heading home the next day!