by lauren on September 15, 2012

September was spent wrapping up my time in Paris and venturing stateside for not one, but two weddings.

At the start of September, we were invited to the wedding of our old friend Andrew who used to live in Munich.  Andrew now lives in the Lonestar state (Texas, for you non-Americans).  The wedding was beautiful, on a ranch just outside of Houston.  Paul and I had decided early on that we would make it a weeklong adventure, so we headed up to Austin after the wedding and stayed at the AMAZING W Hotel in Austin.

The drive was fantastic, it was weird to see signs for places to buy  guns n’ ammo all the way down the highway.  We made our first trip to Sonic on that drive, making the mistake of walking into the restaurant/kitchen and not ordering the tots.  In Austin, we had amazing in-town hosts to show us the great places to eat and drink, and spent every night enjoying their company.  I can highly recommend Austin to anyone, but would recommend toward the end of the week or a weekend when the bars and live music scene is a little more lively.