|A photo from the car was the best I got this year|
|Since I didn't get a bluebonnet photo this year, here's one from a few years ago.|
After picking up our race packets on Saturday afternoon, we rented water bikes on Lake Austin. It was a beautiful day to be out on the lake. And although I was a little skeptical, the water bikes were really fun- and super easy to maneuver. They even guarantee they won't tip over- which sold me, since I was definitely not in appropriate clothes for being on the water.
After water biking, I insisted that we get ice cream at Lick Ice Cream- I had heard about it from an Austin blogger, and I'd been dying to try their crazy ice cream flavors. Lick didn't disappoint- if you are ever in Austin, you must try it! It's a really cute little shop with very friendly staff and locally farmed ingredients. The best part is their flavor choices- they're like nothing you'd ever expect to have in ice cream, but they are DELICIOUS.
|These are only about half of the flavors|
|My choices: Goat Cheese,Thyme, and Honey & Dark Chocolate, Olive Oil, and Sea Salt - AMAZING!!|
This place is incredible... and I'm really not even that big of an ice cream person. The next day during the race, at about mile 7, I decided that we would definitely be stopping by here again for more ice cream on our way out of town. You know, to undo all the calorie burning I had just spent two hours doing. WORTH IT! This time I got a scoop of Cilantro Lime and a scoop of Coconut Avocado Curd. I was skeptical of these flavors, but I liked them both- especially the cilantro lime! Oh, and for any of you out there who live in Texas, they are now selling some of their flavors in pints at Central Market. And I think cilantro lime is one of the ones being sold there now. GET YOURSELF SOME. You can thank me later.
So that was about it for our short Austin weekend. We drove back in rain, so we didn't get another opportunity for bluebonnet photos. Oh well, there's always next year!