Keepin' it weird in Austin

Now, I went to college in Portland, Oregon, so I know a thing or two about weird cities. I’m happy to say that I’ve found a city that just about rivals Portland in the personality department. Austin, Texas.

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Keegan and I had the day off, and decided that now’s as good a time as ever to start exploring the local area. San Antonio is so sprawling that we decided to defer its exploration and hop on over to Austin for a little day trip. There was a wedding venue that she wanted to check out, and Austin’s been on my radar for ages.

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After poping over to the venue, we set off for 6th street, eager to meet Austin’s most famous district.

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Even for a boiling Wednesday afternoon it was lively with business men and women running in and out of buildings, attempting to avoid the Texas heat blanket. Keegan and I walked happily down the street, stopping to peruse menus, peek into store windows, and take pictures of the beautiful architecture.

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As we wandered, we stumbled across an exciting opportunity….”Museum of the Weird,” we pondered. “Absolutely, let’s do it!”

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Right off of 6th street sits Austin’s Museum of the Weird, a creepy collection of two-headed taxidermy, chupacabra paraphernalia, Texas bigfoot legends, and the famous Ice Man (an exhibit that’s been traveling around for decades and was purchased by the museum last year).

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At the end of our little tour, there was a sideshow man that hammered a nail into his nostril….

…..swallowed swords….

juggled, told bad jokes, and all around put on a great show.

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We were thoroughly creeped out by the wax figures….well done Austin, well done.

Next up will be all of the delicious food we gobbled down! Stay tuned…

Xx,

Lauren

 

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