This weekend seemed like it was going to be nice and relaxing, slow and lazy. All of that took a quick turn when we began our day at 24 Diner, which I've blogged about here. I've visited a few other times and it was never quite as good as that first visit but we gave it another chance this weekend and it was pretty tasty. Unfortunately, I didn't get a picture of my food but the Veggie Sausage Patties are fantastic! They are bright red and when they come out actually look like some raw red meat, kind of ironic and funny.
So while at Breakfast we ran into two very nice folks from Dallas, Carolyn and Lampo. They were in town for a wedding and looking for some fun things to do in the afternoon. After it was all said and done they were headed out to meet us on the boat a few hours later!
It isn't often you meet two people and then they meet your friends and you all end up getting along splendidly. Then it's even more rare, I would think, that you would end up spending the day together and then re-gathering for some night time fun. There were eight people on the boat and miraculously after sun burns, dehydration, and mild hangovers we all ended up going out (and everyone actually made it!) and headed to Shangri La, which I've also written about before here. Shangri La is one of those great Austin hangouts with the rare cheap drink, awesome outdoor backyard, and oh-so-hot bartenders! There's great people watching to boot. Tonight we less into people watching so much as our crew rallied from the day and continued to have a most awesome evening, though I did have to let one girl know how much our table liked her style. She then proceeded to tell me that her dress was actually an apron... clever.
I love Austin because I really don't think there's many other places where strangers meet and then actually hang out. I credit Brent for speaking to them when I stepped away and my awesome girlfriends for being so welcoming to new girls that come into the group. Ladies, you know it's hard to find girls who aren't catty and I'm so blessed to be surrounded by such a troupe. Of course, it's also the people you meet so thanks Carolyn and Lampo for the company!
Sadly, the night did have to end and we ended it by stuffing our faces at the Onion around 3am. In my opinion, the Onion has the best late night pizza around. They've moved and I hope the construction zone in front of their place doesn't detract people because it rocks! I love/hate that it's right in front of my house.
Photo Montage of the Day's Activities