Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Happy President's Day

President's Day was yesterday - and we had a BLAST!!  I'm gonna give you a sneak peek (Instagram style) of what we did - please don't get tired of my Instagram photos...I seem to be on a roll lately....

We had the day off, and I wanted to do some "research" - yes, research (I hear you snickering IA) - I am writing an article on keeping Austin Weird with kids.....

Do these places scream weird to you??  They did to us!!

The Cathedral of Junk.....
 Literally in a backyard in South Austin, this artist has been building his Cathedral since 1992.
 The City of Austin came in last year and almost made him remove it all - that would have been a shame.  These pics do do it justice - we explored for over an hour.  The kids LOVED it - it's 3 stories high and you can climb to the top (yes, it's very safe).
 Everywhere you turned, things caught your eye.  Like this very "Connie-esqe" Barbie in a hot tub.....
 It was stunning and I can't wait to go back.
 Next, we took pictures at my favorite Austin mural.....  we found more murals and took more pics, but those will be published later....
 Lunch at my fav pizza place on South Congress....
Then on to explore this AMAZING costume shop on Congress as well - I told the kids to find the "weirdest costume" they could....but quite honestly, the weirdest things were the shopkeepers - they were characters!!!  This is a WEIRD but fun store!!
We visited a few more stops on Congress, found a few more murals and had a cupcake out of my favorite airstream trailer before heading home......

Yep- I love these cupcakes.....hubby even brought home a dozen for the family for Valentine's Day last week:
 This was my Valentine's Day (thank you soccer practice) and it was perfect!

So I mentioned "research" up above - many of you know I write a family travel blog called R We There Yet Mom?  I have been presented with a few very fun opportunities to write for other sites and have been writing like crazy over the past few weeks....and I love it!!!


And I am THRILLED to tell you that I was selected to be a "Quirky Momma" over at Quirky Momma Kid's Activity Blog.  I post once a week, every Monday afternoon- please come on over and check it out - the site is filled with amazing moms who post all kinds of fun activities and ideas for every age.  Not just toddlers, not just school activities - EVERYTHING - it is an awesome blog.  And I am thrilled to be a part of it!!

Thanks for putting up with my blatant self-promotion and Instagram photos - it's not what I am all about - but it's what I have time for today!!

If you didn't find me from TTUT, go check out my girls - they love to hear what you have going on and I'm willing to be you won't find anymore Instagram photos shoved in your face!!





9 comments:

Xazmin said...

Looks like you guys had a fantastic presidents day!

Geez, all we did was put tile in our bathroom.

And also, now I want a cupcake!

Connie said...

You're day sounds like a blast!

What is with Barbie and her clothing optional life?

Nicole said...

That place looks... interesting. Definitely a place to go see!

MiMi said...

It looks really fun!
I swear, I bet PDX has a spot just like that junky spot...it's weird too.

Emmy said...

I kept thinking- I remember these pictures, but I follow you on instragram :)

And yes, keep them coming, awesome pictures.

That junk/art place is crazy! Would be fun to see in person

Impulsive Addict said...

I'm totally snickering!! That's an AWESOME mural. I think I've seen it somewhere before. *wink, wink*

No fair that you had a dozen amazing cupcakes to enjoy because I KNOW you didn't share with your family. I wouldn't anyway....

We definitely ate pizza in Austin (at 2:00am) but did we have HOME SLICE? I don't remember.

That barbie disturbs me. Can't she have some clothes on??

Great post Becca! Thanks for linking both blogs up!!

Stacy Uncorked said...

You definitely know how to do fun right! What an amazingly fun day it looks like you guys had! Now I want to move to Texas. ;)


Valentine Spoilage, Where’s My Water Addiction, The Hunger Games Dilemma

Angie said...

OMG- My mouth is totally watering. Those cupcakes look unbelievably good!!!!

BTW- heading over to check out the Quirky Momma Kid's Activity Blog now :)

Shawn said...

Now I'm singing Viva Trash Vegas...thanks!

I want a cupcake and one of those crazy funnel things with the chicken and avocado! How can I arrange that?

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