Our first stop was the Fort Worth Stockyards (http://www.fortworthstockyards.org/). The stockyards is the old part of town where the livestock industry did business turned tourist trap. Even though it was oozing with tourist traps (think cheap t-shirt and shot glass kinda stores, and old time photo kinda places) we had a great time wondering around and checking out the sites. That night we enjoyed some music and dancing at Billy Bob's Texas: The World's Largest Honky Tonk.
|Cute vintage train that runs through the Stockyards|
|Daily long horn cattle drive|
|World's Largest Belt Buckle at Billy Bob's|
After the museum we decided it was time for some good Texas BBQ. My aunt, Hildy, who used to live in Austin recommended we check out The Salt Lick (http://www.saltlickbbq.com/). Not only was the food out of this world we also got to drive a little ways into the Texas country and it was beautiful. The food was so good we couldn't resist a picture. If you were ever in Austin this is well worth the drive.
That evening we had another amazing meal and a great time celebrating Sara and Will's last night before their wedding and somehow I ended up with zero pictures from that evening.
The next morning we woke up and headed out early to hit up some more Austin sights. We started the morning at the Texas State Museum and then headed to the Texas State Capitol.
|Nick and the Star at the Museum|
|At the capitol with the dome|
|Nick and Governor George Bush|
We had a great time in Austin celebrating the newlyweds and the next day it was back to Dallas, but this post is getting a little long so I will share that fun in another post.