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.
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.
After poping over to the venue, we set off for 6th street, eager to meet Austin’s most famous district.
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.
As we wandered, we stumbled across an exciting opportunity….”Museum of the Weird,” we pondered. “Absolutely, let’s do it!”
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).
At the end of our little tour, there was a sideshow man that hammered a nail into his nostril….
juggled, told bad jokes, and all around put on a great show.
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…