Road-trip to TexasPosted: April 6, 2014
About two years ago we took our first long distance road trip together, with James’ brother and his now fiancée. The four of us headed towards Austin, Texas to watch James and his brother Robert’s short film, ‘Machines of the Working Class,’ play at the SXSW Film Festival.
It was a relatively short trip, but we embraced the opportunity to do some sightseeing around the state capitol.
It poured pretty much the entire time we were in Austin, nevertheless we made the trek to the Capitol building and were also able to visit the University of Texas campus.
Luckily, the capitol building was open that day, despite it being a weekend. The inside of the building was stunning, and it was a pleasant get away from the hustle and bustle of the film festival.
We were completely drenched, but I remember us laughing a lot the entire time. Sadly, that yellow umbrella in the photo above broke shortly after this was taken.
After the festival in Austin, James proposed we take a detour and visit San Antonio, and I am so glad he thought of it! Thankfully, the weather was much more forgiving in San Antonio, and we absolutely loved walking around this pleasant city. Here we are in front of the Tower of the Americas at HemisFair Park.
We strolled along the lovely River Walk, had a nice lunch, and even saw a couple get engaged.
Here James is standing in front of the Bexar County Courthouse.
My personal favorite part of the trip was going to The Alamo! We were able to go inside and take in the history, but unfortunately were unable to take any photos inside.
Had it not been for the film festival, and James’ wonderful sense of adventure and curiosity, we would not have had this great opportunity. There were many hours of driving through the desert, but having good company along the way, and the memories of the places we got to visit made it all worth it.