I had been wanting to visit Hamilton Pool in Austin for AGES. You have to make a reservation 5 weeks in advance, so we reserved our spot and were planning to take just a day trip up to Austin. Last minute Andrew suggested we turn the day trip into an overnight trip. YES! SIGN ME UP!! There are a bunch of boutique hotels in Austin that are on my places I want to stay list and it was fun to cross another off the list.
Sunday afternoon we drove into Austin and stopped for lunch at Patika. Iced Tea + Blood Orange Iced Tea to start.
For lunch Andrew ordered steak & eggs and I got their breakfast sandwich. The breakfast sandwich was just alright. It had eggs (normal), bacon (normal), cheese (normal), and… spaghetti squash (not normal) on it, which seemed out of place and odd to me. Andrew LOVED his steak and eggs.
Then we went and checked into our hotel, Heywood! I love trying out a different boutique hotel each time we visit Austin. A couple years before we had stayed at Kimber Modern, which was great! But Andrew and I both decided the aesthetic of Heywood Hotel was more us.
The entrance to our room was a large, sliding wooden door that led to a little patio space.
I definitely choose to stay in this room at the hotel based on the below fun wallpaper hehe.
Then we rested in the room for a bit. I love hotel rooms, but I think everyone loves hotel rooms lol
After resting Andrew got thirsty, so we walked to a brewery down the street, Zilker Brewery. They had an event going on in the back, Brew-Jitsu, which was entertaining to watch!
That night for dinner we went to Cafe No Se.
Honestly, with all the driving and new places (and, oh yeah, pregnancy) I was a bit constipated and thought a fibrous meal may help me feel better. So I went with their kale salad + grilled chicken. It had these crispy rice things in it, but I knew that wouldn’t be enough carbs for me at a meal. I was gonna order fries on the side, but Andrew said he wasn’t going to want his fries…so I just ate his :)
Sunday morning we woke up and headed to Cuvee Coffee Bar. I had Cuvee coffee at another coffee shop one time and it was especially delicious, so I wanted to try out their original location.
After breakfast we headed to Hamilton Pool! I was so excited to visit. I had seen Hamilton Pool on Pinterest years ago and had wanted to visit ever since. Like I said, if you want to go you do have to make a reservation that costs $10 (and then pay an additional $15 cash when you arrive at the pool parking lot).
You park your car and the pool is a short hike away.
The water was chilly & super refreshing.
After swimming / floating for a while I had a snack…
Then we walked around the back side of the pool/beach area.
(Soooo much belly! Crazy to think this is only 32 weeks. My app says Raspberry is gaining about a 1/2 pound/week until birth.)
Our reservation spot ended around lunchtime, so we packed up, changed out of our swimsuits in the car, and headed back to Austin for lunch at Elizabeth Street Cafe.
Overalls are getting snug :)
I got a green tea lemonade that was SO nice after being in the hot sun all morning.
Then tofu bún, aka a rice vermicelli bowl with lettuces, herbs, cucumber, carrot, roasted peanuts, and a yummy sauce. LOVED THIS PLACE.
We got their pumpkin spice and horchata macarons to enjoy on the car ride back to Houston.
And with that our little getaway was over. Such a fun overnight trip. I’m super grateful Austin is just a quick 2ish hour drive away from Houston. It’s such a great city for a getaway.
I’m feeling refreshed and now looking forward to a full week of clients sessions, a couple friend dates, a check-in appointment for Raspberry and 2 new Audible books I just downloaded (this one and this one). See you guys back here tomorrow!