Sunday, August 5, 2012

A Little Trip to Austin

Yesterday Travis and I took a little trip down to Austin.
The main reason behind the trip was to to a Love Light session
with the insanely talented Lyndsay at Life In Motion Photography.
Since the photo's were late in the evening we figured we would 
just make a weekend of and it get a hotel room for Saturday night.

We packed up and headed down around 11am.
I had a hair and makeup appointment late in the afternoon.
So we just took our time driving, rocking out 
to music and chatting. It was a nice 3.5 hour drive.
Made a stop at Bailey Banks & Biddle.
I picked out my new ring. You know, when we hit the lottery. 
Then we headed to the hotel to relax for a little bit and get ready for our pictures.

 Modeling a lovely fanny pack

These made their way to my Christmas list.

I booked the room on Hot.wire. My sister and parents have both done this
and scored incredible deals at super nice hotels.
I figured we would give it a try.
I tend to be rather snobby with hotels, but since we were on a budget
I thought 3.5 stars would be good enough. 
Heck, on another popular hotel site it get's 4.5 stars. 
Well, pulling up to the place I knew this was NOT a 3.5 star hotel. 
More like 1.5 stars...if that. 

Pulling in the parking lot there had to have been at least 25 signs 
stating they were not responsible for your car being broken into. Awesome.
Another 15-20 signs stating hide your belongings and lock your car. Rad.
And then one sign stating they videotaped every license plate that drove it. Stellar.
We checked in, went to our room and I wanted to vomit. 
It was just disgusting. 
Had we not still had to finish getting ready for pictures I wouldn't have bothered checking in.

We got ready and as we were heading down to leave decided 
we were going to take the pictures, come back pack up and drive back home.
So that's what we did! 
We left Austin around 11:30 pm.
Stopped in West, Texas around 1am for kolache's for my pregnant friend who LOVES them!
And we made it home around 2:30 this morning. 

Best kolache's ever. Mixed berry is my fav!

All in all, it was a great trip. 
I cannot wait to see how the pictures turned out. 

And one final note, don't trust Hot.wire.


  1. So sad that your hotel was a bust but I cant wait to see your pictures from Lyndsay! Which hotel was it?

  2. We love the Czech stop!! We stopped there this weekend on our way to lake LBJ! I hate when a hotel is not what you expect it to be!!


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