After 5 AMAZING days of exploring Austin and San Antonio, I decided to make a quick detour to Dallas and visit one of my oldest friends in the world. I met Karina back in the first grade when we became "name buddies". After the fourth grade Karina moved to Texas but we would always make it a point to see each other every time she came back to California. I had never had the chance to visit Karina in Texas so I thought it would be nice to pay her a visit for once. I got to visit the JFK Assassination Site and Memorial, the Fort Worth Stockyards and even jumped in the water fountain in Sundance Square Plaza.
Here are some of the additional pictures from my Austin trip. I took a walk along Town Lake to do some reading, had my first experience with Tex-Mex, did some beer tasting and went bar hopping on 6th Street. I also met up with my friend, Ed and went beer tasting at Austin Beerworks, where I got to try beer with real glitter in it! I even took a day trip to San Antonio because I was dying to visit the Alamo and explore the Riverwalk.
After Phoenix, I hopped on over to Austin for five days. If you know me, you know how long I had been wanting to visit Austin and couldn't have been more excited! During my time in Austin, I got to visit the UT campus, eat some great BBQ, try some local beer and even see my old friend, Ed. I definitely left a piece of my heart in Austin and I absolutely can't wait to visit again!
A few weeks ago, I started on a "road trip" (I traveled by bus and two plane rides) through some of the southern states and kicked off my trip by spending a few days in Phoenix visiting my uncle.
My uncle has lived in Phoenix for almost 20 years and he always comes back to Los Angeles for the holidays, but we never visit him, so I thought it would be nice to go and visit him for a change. My trip basically consisted of hiking, eating, watching baseball and visiting A LOT of breweries. It was great to visit the place my uncle gets to call home and just be able to catch up with him. After Phoenix I hopped on a plane and made my way to the Live Music Capital of the World- Austin, Texas!