Saturday, August 28, 2010

A Hot Day in Austin

We took one last summer outing before school started and because my niece & nephew were in town, we thought we'd explore Austin a little.  Now did I think about August in Austin?  100+ degree weather?  5 kids?  Nah.....

We started at the Austin Children's Museum, which is a great hands-on place that has so much to do.  Bubba was in heaven getting to play freely in the babies area.
Sis & I did a life-sized suduko puzzle relatively easily...

But Grandma seemed to have a little trouble....
After that fun, we decided to try the candy shop that had been on my summer to-do list.   

Big Top Candy Shop is in South Austin on Congress Ave...right down from the capital. 
It is an awesome candy shop with every candy imaginable...
Including some speciality items.
They are known for their double BACON chocolate bar.  Hmm...yes, bacon & chocolate.
And their Elvis Bark is famous.  Who wouldn't like milk chocolate, gooey peanut butter, strawberry jam, banana chips, and...wait for it...BACON.  
I had to try it.  
And friends, it was really good.
After this we headed to Zilker Park, home of the world famous ACL concert held every October.
But we went for another reason...
The Zilker Zepher!!
My nephew loves trains...just like his older cousin...so this was a must.
Despite the 104 degree heat.
We all survived.  And went home with smiles.

And a belly ache...from too much Elvis Bark....


15 comments:

Lindsay said...

oo what fun!! Looks like everyone had a blast. Your nephew's eyes look so beautiful in that picture!

Charon Benton said...

I love old fashioned candy stores!

Kelli said...

Looks like a really fun outing...even with the extreme heat. My Caleb loves trains too. Mmm...candy!

He & Me + 3 said...

We have a candy shop a little ways away I have been meaning to take the kids too. I will have to do this this week...before they start school.

Connie W said...

My tooth just started to hurt looking at that candy!

Cool train!

Mocha with Linda said...

I've never heard of that candy store. Not sure I could go for the bacon in chocolate. . . .

Keri said...

Love all the pictures, but I have to say that you look amazing!! So tiny!! Guess that's what keeping up with 3 kids will do to you!

shortmama said...

Love your girls face with the crickets!

Jen said...

Awesome :) I think I would melt from that heat though! And may I say you are looking skinny, Mama? Eat more Elvis Bark! :)

Lyndsay said...

So much fun! Don't think I would be brave enough for Elvis Bark but I think I might could try the bacon and chocolate!!

Shawn said...

I tried chocolate covered bacon at the sate fair 2 years ago and it tasted well, like bacon with chocolate on it. Not very good, maybe it was because it was missing all of the other good stuff that's in Elvis Bark.

I do have to say this, you my dear look fabulous! What are you doing? Maybe staying out in the 104+ weather is the ticket!

Miller Racing Family said...

Looks like a fun outing. I love the group shots. The kiddos are so cute.
I really don't know about the bacon chocolate. Doesn't sound very good.
Have a fabulous day!

jennykate77 said...

FUN FUN FUN!!! So, the bacon and chocolate together were good?! I would definitely try it. They had chocolate covered bacon at our State Fair last year, but we couldn't ever find the booth that was selling it. Maybe this year?! Love the pics of the kiddos!!

Hope you're having a good week so far!♥

Vivienne said...

What fun! I am going to have to try that Elvis Bark! Yum!

Jessica said...

I always love looking at all of your family pictures! You've really become quite the photographer. And, as always, love, love, love that you're constantly doing things with your kiddos!

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