Austin Part 1 : Boots, Dogs, and Weddings

Yesterday I got back from one of the best vacations I’ve ever been on. Last Thursday morning I hopped on a plane to Austin, Texas. Otis revealed last week that I was going to visit the Love & a Six-Foot Leash crew, but I was actually there for a different reason initially. Fosterdad’s cousin was getting married down there, so the dual-purpose trip worked out perfectly. Please excuse the amount of iPhone photos in this post, I promise some adora-bull real camera pictures will show up tomorrow. . .

After arriving on Thursday and having our first of many meals at Mexican restaurants, we settled in and immediately went cowboy boot shopping. I have my trusted old pair, but Mark’s never owned any and we figured this was as good a time as ever to get him some. We headed to Allan’s Boots on South Congress St. and found what I’d like to refer to as “cowgirl heaven”. I was on cloud nine, and we both walked out with a new pair of boots.

You also better believe I immediately found some adoptable animals! Austin Pets Alive is an amazing rescue organization in Austin, and they hold regular adoption events right in a busy area of town. They also have a jog-a-dog program which fits in line perfectly for how much of a running city Austin is. So cool to see how other organizations do things!

After exploring for a good part of the day, we checked out the Austin city night life, including some of the great live music it’s known for.

Friday was the day of the wedding, but we had the whole morning and afternoon to see more of what Austin’s got to offer. That lead us to Barton Springs, or “the Soul of Austin” as it refers to itself as, which is a great water hangout spot created from natural springs. Outside of Barton Springs’ fence was this scene. These dogs were all having such a blast, I could have watched for hours! Can you spy the pittie puppy? :-)

The wedding that evening was absolutely gorgeous, held outside on a small, charming piece of Austin land. It was so nice having everyone together for such a sweet occasion (I’m such a sap). Here we are with fosterdad’s family.

Photo credit to Mr. B

But seriously, check out these details! Can you say Pinterest perfection?

Now this whole time I was very lucky because I knew I didn’t have to worry about my little munchkin back at home. My mom was so sweet and sent me updates in picture form almost every day! Here are two showing first “Otis waiting for his own breakfast” and then “Otis going to get fostergrandma’s breakfast”. Thank goodness for amazing parents!

Then Saturday morning came the next part of our adventure, but you’ll have to wait to hear about all that until tomorrow! Sneak preview:

(And yes, they are even more adorable in person than on the blog, if that is even possible.)

For more information on adopting Honey Bunches of Otis, go to his Adopt Me page to learn more about him and how to get in touch.

9 thoughts on “Austin Part 1 : Boots, Dogs, and Weddings

  1. Karen Wagner

    Welcome back! Sure looks like you had a wonderful weekend! Beautiful city, fun night life, awesome cowboy boots and nice fosterdad family picture! Now that you have your new cowboy boots and we know how awesome Otis looks in his.. you two can do the two step for us!! Don’t forget fosterdad too! Can’t wait to hear what your sneak preview is about..those two are so cute!! Hugs and kisses to Otis…love his pics too of course!!

  2. Kristin Elliott

    I enjoyed reading your blog post. Thanks for writing about a city dear to my heart, Austin Pets Alive and Pitties (how I love them so).

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  5. Referred here from your post re photo-editing. I wasn’t a follower back then, and can I say I am sooo jealous! First of all, because I’ve always wanted to visit Texas. And secondly, because the L&A6FL crew are basically our fostering idols. How cool that you got to meet THE Aleks, Chickster, and ‘Bug! And what a stunning wedding. PS- I have the same blue dress, and I’m loving the boots!

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