Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Texas

The brisket at The Salt Lick was my favorite!
I spent my Veterans' Day weekend in TEXAS!  I couldn't wait to see my college friend JH, and meet my little 'niece' EH... I was Maid of Honor in JH's wedding, and so it is only fitting that I spoil my little baby girl.

We spent most of the weekend in Killeen, having fun with EH and the current family dogs...  The family has a genius Springer spaniel, adorable basset hound, mutt rescue from Iraq, and a foster.  JH has fostered dozens of dogs over the past couple of years, placing them in forever homes.  It's so fun to see little EH play and roll around with the dogs, who are so good with her!  We even gave her a bubble bath for the first time.

JH and I took a trip to Round Rock (just north of Austin) to shop at the outlet malls (I bought some super-fun outfits for EH!) and to eat at The Salt Lick BBQ, part of my Before I'm 30 bucket list!  I'd seen it on the Travel Channel and wanted to try it ever since.  It was DELICIOUS.  I even bought some of the BBQ sauce and dry rubs to take home with me.  We also hit up another local (and Travel Channel) foodie spot, Round Rock Donuts, which was amazing.  Cheaper and more delicious than a chain donut store, it was one of the best donuts I have ever had.  (I also had an apple fritter, one of my favorite treats!)

But really the weekend was about spending time with JH; we hadn't seen each other in years, and it was so good to spend that one-on-one time together.  We talked endlessly like we'd never been apart; JH calls me weekly, so we're always catching up.

I had a great time, ate some delicious food, and even got a little shopping in.  But the best part of all was holding my little niece!  I can't wait to watch how EH grows!

EH and JH...  first Bubble Bath ever!
My favorite photo of the weekend!
Sunglasses: Marc Jacobs via Haute Look
Blouse: Old Navy
Jeans: Old Navy
Boots: purchased in Nashville, TN
The Salt Lick Bar-B-Que on Urbanspoon

2 comments:

  1. Aw, I didn't realize you were in Killeen. You were closer than I thought. I'm glad you enjoyed Salt Lick, I'm not a fan. I prefer my GA BBQ, haha. I've never tried Round Rock Donuts, I will have to swing by when I am down that way tomorrow.

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  2. It was a quick trip!

    I love all kinds of BBQ... I think Georgia does my beloved pulled pork sandwich the best! But that brisket at Salt Lick was the best I've had.

    If you hit up Round Rock, try their traditional glazed donut... or surprise the hubby with the giant one the size of his head for $5.99!

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