Hey, friends!! Happy Labor Day- I hope you’re having a great one 🙂
Welcome to Part 2 of the weekend with my sister, Andi! Leaving off from Part 1, after we went to reflexology, we were driving back and noticed a Half Price Books in a strip mall. It’s hard for either of us to turn down a bookstore, so we zipped in and then perused the aisles for a while.
After, we both noted we had a sweet tooth acting up. So we drove to South Congress to get some sweet treats from the retro candy store, Big Top.
This place had a little bit of everything you can imagine.
We were particularly amused by these retro decade candy packs! How adorable are these?
We tried a few different kinds of fudge, chocolate bars and truffles! My favorite was the dark chocolate sea salt caramel truffle.
After this, we went back to the apartment and lounged on the rooftop while enjoying the start of the sunset.
Andi took this pic below- I think it’s just so beautiful.
We chatted away for hours, and I think we could have stayed out there for hours more, but we wanted to get down in time to see the bats take off up close!
The bats were in hiding again that night, sadly. It also started raining and our stomachs were grumbling, so it was an easy decision to give up the waiting and head to dinner instead.
For dinner, we were both craving Asian Cuisine and stumbled upon Lin Restaurant on 6th street.
I was enamored by the beauty of the umbrellas hanging from the ceiling as we walked in.
I took this pic below on the way out after it had cleared out a little, but when we arrived at 9:00 pm there was hardly a seat open!
The water was served in these mugs- my sister loved them so much she purchased one as a souvenir!
Now for an item that will go on a “Must Try Foods in Austin” list (when I make that one day)- this mushroom bao. I dream of this appetizer, and I actually could have easily ate this as my main course.
We also shared some yummy bok choy with mushrooms to get our greens in.
Pictured below is their famous dumpling- I see why, it was delicious. But the mushroom bao is still my personal favorite.
We also split their Seafood Delight Bird Nest – the nest was made out of tarro chips. It was so good- and it was HUGE.
After such a jam-packed day we were exhausted and ready to hit the hay!
In the morning, we went to Picnik before church.
We both had our eye on their muffin basket- yummm! I had a Mayan mocha with all kinds of cozy spices & coconut milk. It went perfectly with the muffins!
We also shared a delicious lox toast to give us a protein boost for the day.
After church at Austin Stone, we drove around downtown Austin for a bit enjoying the murals, then it was time to drop off my sis at the airport. And if you’re wondering- I was surprisingly able to find the South Terminal this time without getting lost! We did leave extra early just to make sure to allow enough time to get lost if needed though 🙂
I returned home to the sweetest card ever from my sis that I’ll treasure forever!! She also left me this most amazing, luxurious goat’s milk soap.
It was a weekend for the books with lots of inside jokes, a list of things/food we classify as “life changing” & the best memories <3 Can’t wait for our next sister weekend in Colorado- hopefully Halston can make that one too 🙂 ! <3 Thanks for visiting me, Sis!!! <3
8 thoughts on “Austin Explorin’ with my Sis Part 2!”
What a wonderful weekend. Doesn’t sound like you left anywhere unvisited between you. Roll on the next one.
Hi, David! I’m glad yo think so- We did our best to fit in as much as possible, for sure! Thanks for reading!
I made the mistake of reading this when I was hungry. Please pass the lox toast!! You two had a wonderful weekend!
Hehe it was a darn good lox!! Thanks for reading, Jena 🙂
what a fun end to that weekend. that candy shop looked like a fun place to visit, and then they had good fudge… yep I’m in! Love the cup they served water in, I can see why your sister wanted one to take home. Glad you had fun together and shared these memories with us
Yes I am the same!! Whenever I’m anywhere- if there is a fudge shop I have to shop in and look at the options (and hopefully they have some free samples too 🙂 ). Thanks so much for reading!
Still enamored with Austin and what a blessing to spend so much time uninterrupted with my big little sis! ❤ Thanks for making me feel so special with all the little thoughtful things you did throughout the weekend. 😊