We went back to Austin last weekend for a friend's wedding. The wedding was early in the day on Saturday, which left us the rest of the weekend to enjoy a city that we love so much (and to try out some great eats too). We went to dinner at La Traviata, which was wonderful.
(photo: la traviata)
It was such a nice night, so we took a stroll down to the Capitol after dinner.
Of course, the Capitol itself is amazing, but it's also special to us because we got engaged there. Justin proposed right by the rose garden (over 8 years ago).
After our romatical (yep, that's a word) walk around the Capitol, we were in the mood for something sweet. Actually, I was the one craving dessert, and Justin knows it's better just to go along with it rather than fight it. So he was up for getting something too. After some quick searching for the best place, we ended up at Gourdough's.
I'm almost too embarrassed to admit that they serve massive donuts loaded up with more super unhealthy things like icing, bacon, brownie batter, cake batter, candy, etc. (not all on the same donut though -- please, let's not get carried away here). Check out their menu.
The next morning, we walked around UT's campus and enjoyed the beautiful weather. It was so fun to cruise around and reminisce with Justin (and to see all of the changes around campus).
(note: the water in the fountain is usually not green!)
After our campus tour, we stopped by Uncommon Objects, which is a pretty amazing vintage store. I could've spent hours in there browsing around, but I knew Justin had cookies on his mind. . . . When we were in college, we ordered tasty chocolate chip cookies from Tiff's Treats, a place that would deliver warm freshly-baked cookies to your door (with milk too), which is nothing short of heavenly when you live in a dorm room. So before we headed home, we stopped by to enjoy them for old times' sake.
We've been having beautiful weather here! Hope you have too. I'll be back with my fab find!