Goodbye Fort Worth – Hello Austin

About a week back as I type this we left Fort Worth and picked up a rental to take us down the highway to Austin. No surprises there really as we have ventured to Austin previously and really enjoy it. But before we got to Austin we had to drive on by to visit a bucket list – the Salt Lick BBQ. This place always rates highly as far as Texas BBQ goes and this visit we made it a priority (well, it was quite easy with a car as we could cruise on past Austin, visit the Salt Lick for a BBQ feast, then back to Austin.

The before

The before

We were not disappointed. It was a stinking hot Texas day but the A/C worked and the BBQ went down well.

The After

The After

Excellent ribs (even better than mine), brisket and sausage. Mmmmmm – BBQ.

 

Special parking for law enforcement - means good food

Special parking for law enforcement – means good food

The pit - mmmmmm

The pit – mmmmmm

 

So then it was off to the Hotel San Jose on South Congress or SOCO as it is known. Easy walking around and we didn’t need to venture off the strip for a beer, a feed and a taste of boot looking. Even caught a show at the Continental. An excellent little visit to Austin. Followed up in the morning with a walk to see a couple of statues which weren’t there last time I was in Austin – Willie Nelson and Stevie Ray Vaughan – a couple of legends worth the visit.

No dramas anywhere in Austin – never have been. And no doubt we will find a reason to visit again.

Where we stayed

Where we stayed

Hotel San Jose 2

The morning peak

The morning peak

Willie just thinking' crazy

Willie just thinking’ crazy

A dog friendly Austin

A dog friendly Austin

Austin skyline

Austin skyline

Stevie Ray Vaughan - Austin remembers its musicians

Stevie Ray Vaughan – Austin remembers its musicians

SOCO art mural - gives a bit of a hint about what this place is about

SOCO art mural – gives a bit of a hint about what this place is about

Dog friendly margaritas at Docs

Dog friendly margaritas at Docs

More continental with the band and local two-steppin'

More continental with the band and local two-steppin’

The Continental Club - SOCO

The Continental Club – SOCO

Boot browsing - saw a nice pair but they were made from elephant hide so not for me (and also could really only afford to look at them)

Boot browsing – saw a nice pair but they were made from elephant hide so not for me (and also could really only afford to look at them)

 

2 thoughts on “Goodbye Fort Worth – Hello Austin

  1. Dano says:

    Actually Stevie has been there on town lake since a year or so after his death. Willie is new, though.

    • Jim says:

      Hi Dano, to me it was knew as I’d never ventured to that part of the river before. It is good to see how they look after their musicians. And that park and area where SVR sits is very nice

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