This weekend was fun and crazy and humid. We headed on out to Austin to hit up the LEGO Kidsfest which was super fun and cool. We actually probably could have easily stayed and swam in the lego pile for at least another hour. We left to meet friends and had a fabulous dinner at Magnolia Cafe on South Congress. I wish I could say I had pictures of that but apparently eating late at night in a small cafe with a toddler, well picture taking isn’t your first thought.
I will say this the entire theme of the cafe was flamingos so I was sold.
The next morning after nearly killing each other at the hotel… There was literally something wrong in every room. Again late night with a toddler….we awoke to breakfast. I have to say when we are traveling I love to find a Hampton Inn because their included breakfast is always amazing.
We headed out-to rain-wah wah. However, the rain did stop and we were able to make a stop at the state Capital. I was super excited because I’m pretty much a History nerd. Yes in my previous life I was a Kindergarten teacher but what you don’t know is I actually had 2 majors as an undergraduate. My first was early childhood education and my second was liberal studies-kind of like 3 minors rolled into a major and History was one of them. I love History. Oh and ancient aliens.
We stopped by the Visitors Center first and all I could think was thank goodness for air conditioning. The visitors center is the former Land Office-pretty cool. They had a really old staircase and vaults that were original. We got to see the history behind the building of the capital.
They also had tons of things found on site during updating. Row got to dress as a cowgirl and ride a saddle….oh and run around the tables trying to get away from us. I completely understand the leash-I mean harness.
We then headed straight for the Capital. It was humongous. Everything was so ornate. We went all the way to the fourth floor.
Each floor has a painting of the governors all the way from the beginning-which were presidents instead of governors. Only in Texas. As you can tell Row is really feeling it.
We were also able to see where they hold the state Senate. I loved the old fashioned water fountains built directly into that wall with marble basins.
The good news is we made it! I’m so glad we popped by!