One thing that always makes it easier for us when traveling is a sofa big enough for one of the kids to snooze. Now that Dillon has reached his teenage years it isn’t cool to have to share a bed with his little sister. This was perfect. I loved all the little touches in the room from the decor to the extras in the bathroom to the cute little patchwork stool. The fridge was fully stocked if you are one to splurge but we quickly made sure the kids knew the snacks and the fridge were off limits! Biggest bonus….there was a ceiling fan!! I love having a ceiling fan to drown out any extra noise plus provide some airflow and this one also had a remote control which was fun for the boys to play with.
So last week I shared fun things to do in Austin so today I thought I would follow up with a little look at what we actually did do!
We stayed at a little hotel, Lone Star Court, which is in the middle of the Domain in Austin but honestly felt a little more secluded. It’s always nice to arrive to a hotel to find it actually does look like the pictures! It did not disappoint. There was a fun little restaurant/bar area near the pool and we met for a quick drink before getting ready for our dinner date! I love that they served the beer in mason jars; just one of many little touches I loved at this hotel.
Here we are all cleaned up and ready to head to Eddie V’s for some yummy seafood to celebrate our 14th Anniversary. You can see a little of the scenery from the hotel courtyard. There were several outdoor areas set up that were great for gathering with friends.
We had to head out bright and early to make the drive to New Braunfels and then circled back around to Lake Travis to pick our kids up from camp. The moon was beautiful.
We stopped on Hwy 71 in Spicewood with our stinky fresh from camp kids and enjoyed some good ‘ol Texas barbeque!
They were serious about the butter beans!
This precious little man was putting on a one man show. He would tell a little story about every song before he sang. Before playing John Denver’s Country Roads he actually told a story about John Denver claiming the lyrics as his own even though he did not write them and that a little lady in Virginia never did get due credit. Not sure if that was true or not…but just a little taste of his performance!
Brisket and ribs….so…darn…good!
It was actually cool enough back at our hotel to relax on the patio in the cute little rocking chairs before dinner. We walked to dine at Gloria’s and by the time we were done everyone was truly done! It had been a super long day after a busy week at camp.
This fun little cup cake truck was on the hotel site too so of course the kids had to have taste. Thankfully the sugar did not prevent them from falling asleep!
I have already expressed to you how much Keith & I love to eat so to find this kind of spread at a complimentary hotel breakfast made us super happy!
We then headed back towards Spicewood, west of Austin, for a day at Krause Springs with our friends. I actually visited Krause Springs when I was about 11 but had never been back and it was still just as beautiful even though there are lots more people who know about it now!
There is a rope swing and a cliff perfect for jumping into the 68 degree water. I actually tried the rope swing for the first time in my 45 years….and it was fun but oh my goodness I suck!
Our handsome boys growing so quickly!
The main reason we came was to hike to a waterfall to help complete Carly’s friend Holden’s summer bucket list! The scenery is beautiful with tons of large cypress trees all around.
Surprisingly my family actually cooperated and got together for a group photo!
These girls…there is seriously never a dull moment!
It really was a beautiful, relaxing day. If we ever went back I would definitely go more prepared with floats and a cooler and for sure would shoot for a weekday.
There are just so many things to do in the Austin area over a weekend.
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