Right off the bat, something weird happened - my coworker was on my flight! She was traveling for work to visit some donors in Austin. I encouraged her to join me for dinner at Banger's Sausage House & Beer Garden, which she did, and we immediately began to ogle at the pig decorations:
|Pretty sure the taxidermied pig is real|
The large back porch area had tons of seating; it was a beautiful night and we enjoyed our beers together. (I think these string lights are required for all homes and businesses in Austin.)
I walked back to the hotel and noticed I was sweating a fair amount even though it was dark out. The heat and humidity were still pretty strong, even after sunset.
I met up with my husband and his coworkers in the hotel lobby, and unfortunately they had to take me as I was. Still, it was enjoyable for me to finally put faces to names, in a lot of cases. We laughed about the federal government and made fun of Dave's dorkiness about financial aid.
I was really excited to begin exploring the town over the next day and a half!