Day 52 - Dallas to Austin, TX

Greetings from Austin!  How about you indulge me one more time by letting me say it's SUPER FRIGGIN' HOT in Texas.  OK, with that out of the way, I can predict that this will be a pretty brief blog post.  As I mentioned yesterday, the pace is tending towards laid back for much of our Texas time.  It's a combination of hot, some pretty long days over the last week and the accumulation of all the weeks on the road.

We tried to hit the food truck scene yesterday but we were too late, so we decided to get all packed up in the morning and head out towards Austin, but stop in downtown Dallas right at 11:00 am when all of the trucks arrived and opened up.  Good call.  There were about a dozen trucks lined up in the Klyde Warren Park area and we did what you do - a little of this, a little of that, a bunch of sharing of each others chow.  The Dead Elvis slider at The Butchers Son (PB, Nutella and Bacon on a brioche roll) was a particular favorite.  High five to food trucks.

It was an uneventful drive to Austin, arriving late afternoon.  As I mentioned earlier, we have been leaning towards some recharging time.  We had the option to head out and explore...however the hotel we are staying in is a nice new place with a great outdoor pool and they were having  a complimentary 'managers reception' with nice heavy appetizers and free booze.  Yeah, we stuck around, ate and drank for free and hit the pool.  Completely unadventurous and completely great.    

Probably some better reading tomorrow.  Thanks for reading the boring stuff!  Take care.

- Jim

Kids in a hotel pool.

Nifty food trucks in Big D.

The Dead Elvis slider.