We just had a great few days in Austin. Scott invited us to tag along while he was at a convention and after seeing all the fun things we could do I said yes. It was the first time we have joined him on a business trip (hopefully it went well for him so it isn't the last!) and the boys and I had a great time.
On Thursday I took the boys to the Children's Museum in downtown. I pulled out my camera to start taking pictures only to find out that the battery was dead and of course it was the one time I left my phone in the car. If it wasn't a 6 block walk in 100+ weather I would have gone to get it but alas, I made it a few hours without.
Friday we went to a really pretty park close to downtown called Zilker park. We spent time at the playground (where Cole found a slide just his size) then went to Barton Springs Pool which is a 3 acre pool with water from a natural spring that runs at a year round temp of 68 degrees. It was quite cold but felt so good. When I got back to the car it was registering at 107! If I lived in Austin I would be at that pool all the time. We made it to the hotel early enough for Cole to have a nap then we hit the pool before picking up Scott.
Saturday was quite the exciting trip to the Austin zoo. After obeying the navigation in the car I found myself in the middle of nowhere on a dirt road. A little different than Dallas or FW zoo. The first thing we saw when getting out of the car were turkeys, chickens and peacocks walking around. I soon found out the zoo was a refuge for sick or rescued animals. It was small but very cute and fun to walk around. There were tigers fighting with each other, coyotes running around and a petting zoo where you could feed the animals. After seeing all the animals we sat down to have a quick lunch before getting back in the car. We had more peanut butter and jelly! (I packed lunch items for every day to save a little $) The chickens and peacocks came right up to us while we were eating which was cute, well until the rooster started hopping up to eat Tate's sandwich right out of his hands! Cole decided this wasn't enough for me to handle at one time and started shoving his PB&J down onto his lap and out of the stroller. This of course made a gooey mess that I started cleaning up while shooing the birds away from Tate with my feet. It wasn't until my fingers were covered in goo that I realized it was NOT in fact PB&J goo. I closed my eyes, shook my head and just laughed. Of course that would happen right?! At least it was the end of the day. Cole was quite the sight for everyone leaving the park with only shoes and a diaper on!! After naps pool time!
On Sunday we made a quick trip back to Zilker park to play at the playground and ride the train before putting the boys in the car for the ride home. All in all it was a great trip and I'm glad we got to tag along with Scott!