Mom and I enjoyed walking around Congress, seeing the statues and posing in front of the theater we would soon be going to:
Sixth street was insane, with more pubs and live music than I've ever seen in one place! We also had fun in a cheesy little place called Museum of the Weird
After meeting long, long time online friend themonkey and having a yummy veggie sandwich and sweet potato fries at Wholly Cow (yes, I like veggie sandwiches at burger places, I'm weird), it was time for:
and what an awesome show it was! It was great to see all 5 Kids in the Hall together on stage again, and they were definitely enjoying it, too. I admit I went a little nuts when I saw the setup for Pit of Penultimate Darkness! The show was a really good mix of new material, classic characters, and classic skits with a twist. I really hope this summer tour they are planning is a huge success for them.
Since my mom and I had another day in Austin, we went down to one of the Alamo Drafthouse theaters - I want some here! They are so cool. My mom and I each enjoyed a drink before the movie (which sadly caused lightweight me to pass out for part of it):
We then had lunch at a nearby Thai place with good food and pretty ceiling decorations:
On the cab ride back, we passed the Texas capitol building (what can I say, I'm a sucker for classic, impressive buildings):
That evening, as my mom rested, I decided to take a walk downtown from the hotel. I passed a lot of cool shops on South Congress, and took this picture from the "Bat Bridge" (sadly, no bats were to be seen):
And now I am home, getting ready for another work week. Thanks, Austin, for a great weekend, and for all the nice people there. Hope to return someday to experience some of the many things I didn't get to!