As many of you probably know, I went to the Austin City Limits music festival a few weeks ago in Austin, Texas. Lucas and I flew down to Austin where my dad currently lives and spent the weekend at the Austin City Limits Music Festival. I had never been to Austin before so being able to visit Austin was incredibly exciting.
Okay first things first (cue Iggy), the murals are the bomb in Austin. They are everywhere and are literally a permanent part of the architecture of the city. As I learned, the city commissioned some of these murals and are protected by not only local people but also the local government. Each as their own unique hashtag and people are encouraged to seek them out and take pictures. Obviously, we sought them out and took lots of pictures!
True to form, I managed to find the plants. Who’s surprised, really? My dad had texted me about this amazing succulent shop near his house and once I knew about it, I had to visit it for myself. This place was amazing. Succulents and cacti as far as the eye can see. Naturally, I asked Lucas if he would take some pictures and naturally I ‘grammed the whole adventure. It was glorious. If I was allowed to bring plants on the airplane, I would have bought several little plants and brought them home to love them forever.
Before this weekend, I had never been to a music festival before. I didn’t really have any expectations going into it, but I was not disappointed. Austin City Limits is a massive music festival that happens every year to raise money for the Austin Public Parks. They have artist like Jay-Z, Martin Garrix, Chance the Rapper, and more come and perform over a three day period for two separate weekends. Think Coachella, but in Texas. The people were so nice, the food was incredible, and the music was insane. Spending all day for three days in the sun wasn’t always super fun but overall, I would call the festival a huge success.
Finally, before heading to the last day of ACL, we hit up the local farmer’s market. I love farmer’s markets because they are a great way to support local vendors and craftsman. This farmer’s market was a pretty good size with some awesome things being sold (like that handmade chocolate from the picture above). The market also sits in Mueller Lake Park which provides an awesome view of the lake and the park itself. It even had a cute little petting zoo where you could pet and play with rabbits, lizards, and hedgehogs like the cute little guy above!
Austin is seriously a great city and was so fun to visit for the weekend. I wish we could have stayed longer to explore all the cute little shops and delicious looking restaurants. Lucas and I had so much fun at the festival, got a little sun burnt, and ate a lot of food. I am so thankful that we got to visit for the weekend and go to such an amazing festival (shoutout to my dad)! Have you ever been to Austin? What’s your favorite part?