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Day 35 – May 12th

We are out for a late breakfast at Phoebe’s Dinner (good name eh Phoebe Giles). Pat researched the place on Yelp. It is off the beaten track a little and has excellent food. Very busy. I went for the Crabmeat Omelette with Hashbrown Casserole with of course the bottomless coffee cup.

We explored the hip Sth Congress Street for a couple of hours. A nice little market for the girls to explore. I headed over to Allen’s Boots. You can smell the leather before opening the door. The boots and Stetsons are to die for but oh so expensive. Will have to give buying some cowboy boots a miss.

The day is a little overcast but when the sun breaks through it is damn hot. Not New Orleans hot as there is no humidity.

I got talking to some guys who were selling bottled and brewed Kombucha. One of the guys had relatives in Perth so he knew a little about Australia. I had a Hibiscus Kombucha, very tasty. I sat for a while until the girls found me, they had been looking for me for half an hour. I knew where I was! They have threatened that they will put a GPS on my ankle.

At 3:30 we headed over to Rainey St. Pat has found a place via Yelp (she is a very good researcher) called Bangers. They have 100 craft beers on tap and sell various types of home-made sausage. You can even get bangers and mash. Rainey Street is not far from where we are staying and is another little hip street will all kinds of eating houses from BBQ to Indian. Great feel to the street, a lot of college types. Tried a couple of craft beers. At one stage the barman asked me if I wanted a XXXX I told him I was from Melbourne, not Queensland. He said then ‘do you want a VB or Carlton Draft‘. His name is Miles and he comes from Perth! Been living in Austin for two years and is married to an American.

Wendy ordered the bangers and mash and Pat, and I shared Boudin and Crackers, Bierwurst sausage and Honey Pepper Jerky. Gotta say the Jerky is the best I have ever eaten. The menu has a message that states that if you get a tattoo of the venues logo at a nominated tattoo parlour that Bangers will foot the bill. I am seriously thinking of doing this on Monday. It is a small tattoo that looks cool and is a good (to my mind) representation of Austin, Texas. Look for the boot with a sausage and tell me what you think.