Shop, shop, shop…

I’m always telling my Belgian friends the weather in Austin in winter is so nice. Unfortunately, the week Ilona visited us the cold was brutal! Due to an arctic front the wind was unbearable. Although there is so much to see in and around Austin, we hardly did anything outside because of the weather. Even in Belgium and Alaska (!) the weather was nicer! Can you imagine?

There are some nice (indoor) shopping centers in the area and, luckily, we both like shopping! I also showed her our previous house in Avery Ranch where her daughter and our mom stayed 2 years ago. We also visited the Oasis Texas Brewery. There, the view of Lake Travis is magnificent. Unfortunately, it was freezing cold so we just took a couple of pictures and got back into the warmth of my car.

Another stop was the rental house in Lakeway and Lakeway’s very own airpark (who knows, maybe one day we might even buy a house close to it). I had promised Ilona to have dinner at Hopdoddy’s because they have THE best burgers! And the truffle fries are to die for!

One morning we had breakfast at Mc Arthur’s in Lakeway. Ilona wanted to try a real American Breakfast, with hash browns and sausage, bacon and eggs! Who am I to say no to such a treat? We played board games with the girls and made it real cozy with lighting the fire place and having some snacks in front of the TV.

Another restaurant we went to was Buenos Aires Cafe in Bee Cave. It’s a cozy little gem we only recently discovered. We enjoy having lunch or dinner there.

Of course she also wanted so see where I work, so we had tea and pastries at Baguette et Chocolat.

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