On our way out West this year, we stopped in Austin to visit an old friend, had a channel meetup with our good friends Phil and Stacy (You, Me & the RV), and visited San Antonio and The Alamo!

Austin!

In Austin, we reunited with Tara's long time friend, Gretchen and meet her husband Warren. They are both professional artists and run Black and Bluebird Studios (blackandbluebird.com/). Their apartment / studio is like a little museum. I swear we spent an hour just looking around. Very cool! In addition to their online business, they sell at the local market with other local artists. It was awesome visiting with them, catching up, and seeing their trade in action.

Magnolia!

Magnolia Market at the Silos (magnolia.com/silos/) was created by Chip and Joanna Gaines of the TV show “Fixer Upper”. Tara has been watching them a long time and this was a must see on our visit. It did not disappoint! Go hungry, because the food trucks as well as the bakery are awesome! It's also very pet friendly and a great place for families.

Meetup!

While in Austin, we also organized a joint youtube meetup with our awesome friends Phil and Stacy from You, Me & The RV (www.youtube.com/YouMetheRV) (todayissomeday.net/). Gretchen had mentioned we might like the Brewtorium (thebrewtorium.com/) for our meetup, so we reached out to them and got it all set up. We went over a day early to scout it out and got a private tour while we were there with the owners Chris and Whitney. The whole place is top notch and the beer is FANTASTIC!

The meetup itself was also a great success! We estimate over 100 people showed up to hang out, sample some awesome beer and chat. It was so amazing to get to meet some of our viewers, hear your stories, and get to know you better. Thank you so much for turning out! We had a GREAT time!!!

San Antonio and The Alamo!

Since Phil and Stacy were a short drive away in San Antonio (and since they lived there and know the area) it was a perfect opportunity to get a “locals” tour! We ate some lunch and took the riverwalk boat tour. The boat tour is a great way to see the whole riverwalk area and head about the history that surrounds it.

Of course, no trip to San Antonio would be complete without seeing The Alamo! It was really cool to see this historic location and read about some of the history there. No filming inside, so you'll just have to go see it for yourself!

Despite the absolute horrific traffic in Austin, we had a really great time and look forward to seeing more of it next time we're in the area!

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