staying at candlewood in austin south; husband has to be at ut around 8:30 am and stays there all day friday.
im with a 2 year old toddler. id love to drive out to lexington or lockhart but i dont think i want to do it w a toddler cos i wont be able to fit in enough walking/playing time. he will just be stuck in the car seat and thats no fun for him. so great bbq is out. likewise, nicer places like fonda san miguel are out bc, well, right now i just dont want to deal with it and the toddler. maybe in a couple years.
from scanning the boards and taking into account my love of chilaquiles and tacos (esp good tortillas) and brisket here is something ive come up with:
THURSDAY fly in noonish
lunch rubys for brisket
checkin + nap for toddler
dinner la canaria stand: gorditas and tacos (corn tortillas from scratch)
without husband all day
bfast at sazon for chilaquiles; then park/playground early morn.
lunch franklins bbq; queue up by 10am. 1/2# brisket, maybe some ribs.
depending on toddlers mood, pick up masa and tortilla chips from el milagro. or not.
go back to hotel for toddlers nap.
dinner whole foods. get picnic stuff for excursion to hamilton pool
bfast la casita for chilaquiles
lunch picnic at hamilton pool
dinner rositas al pastor (tortillas from scratch). hopefully my son wont have a meltdown during dinner
bfast will go to la fogata or el taco rico or la flor (for more tortillas from scratch) -- i believe these are also all stands and not brick and mortar places.
if hubby goes on strike and refuses mexican at any point, backups are:
naus enfield drug (burgers)
hopdoddy burger bar (i hear they have good root beer and i love trying out different rootbeers)
h-e-b kosher store for the hot pastrami. im actually regretting that i dont think i can find time to go there since i am really kind of craving a really good hot pastrami. ah well. maybe next time!
if you have an opinion about anything i wrote above, id love to hear it. never been to austin and im lookin forward to spending some time with my son and husband. and i hope that hamilton pool turns out to be a fun little excursion.
thanks again in advance!
-ps if you have kids or know your parks, do you have one to recommend for friday near ut?