Kenny got a one night cross-country flight to Austin, so we made a trip of it. I wouldn't normally make an 8 hour drive round trip to a city, but our good friends were also going. Therefore, I had a fun person to drive. We also took Kenny's student's wife who was excited to grill us with questions about being a Navy wife and the first real duty station. It is always fun to make other "young" wives feel better about marrying a Navy pilot.
We go up there before Kenny did because he flew by way of Alabama. We actually had lunch at this little restuarant which I had been to with family! I have been two Austin twice and each time for less than 24 hours. Only once I have eaten out in Austin, and I do a repeat! But it was really good, so why complain, right?
When Kenny and his student arrived, we went down to the capital building which was neat to see and walk around.
Kara even did an impersonation of the people at the burning of the Alamo.
We then treked super far (unbeknownst to us) to a really cool bookstore, Anthropologie, R.E.I. and the originial Whole Foods.
We then had dinner at this neat Mexican place that had some amazing fish tacos.
And the best part for Kenny and his pilot friends was hanging out a bar call the Hanger. It was all airline themed and pretty much made their night.
We can't wait to do more cross-country trips up there because it is certianly worth the drive, if you have a friend to drive with!
And a little holiday cheer with our sotckings hung by the chimney... just waiting to for the holiday!