Friday, July 31, 2015

Texas: Frisco, Dallas, and Austin

My cousin Julie lives in Frisco, Texas and we decided to make her house a stop on our journey.
We just happened to run into her in Idaho as well.
It is weird to see her three times in the past year, because we have always lived across the country from eac hother and would maybe see each other once every few years.
Lots of cousin bonding this year!

She left us stranded at 2am when we first arrived, because she slept through our 20 phone calls.
She finally woke up at 2:30...thanks Cuz!
She was also dog sitting the most annoying animal alive.
We spent the day at the pool and went grocery shopping.
When Julie returned she found a note slid under her note demanding that she return "what's left" of someone's package and threatening jail time. That was fun, because she has no idea what this person is talking about. 

We then had to spend $100 at a sushi restaurant in Dallas, because she had a gift certificate from work. That was a real hard demand.
Back home we drank way to much wine and really got to know each other.
It was one of those nights were no conversation topic was off limits, which are my favorite nights!
You learn so much about people.
Julie's friend Jenn came over with snacks and to get our opinion about a guy she's seeing, but thinks might be gay.
Our conclusion was that we needed to meet him.
It was time for a good ole' fashioned cook-out.

The next day, while Julie was at work, we headed over to Jenn's.
She knows absolutely nothing about cooking!
She's almost 30 and didn't have a cutting board, colander, or measuring spoons.
We ran to the store for ingredients and I slaved away in the kitchen while her and Victoria put on make-up...story of my life!
We literally spent all day with Jenn and even ran errands with her.
She is such a good time and is the definition of a crazy southern bell!
When Julie arrived she made the asparagus and we all cracked open some beers.
The guys arrived and we went to the pool area for they could show off their grilling skills.
Edgar Jones, a recently retired NFL player, grilled my steak.

After we ate we went back to Jenn's house.
We all shot gunned beers, because that is what adults do...
A few people even smoked Lil Jon's weed.
Long story short: Jenn's family owns a limo service in Oklahoma and they drive celebrities around all the time. Jenn became friends with Lil Jon's bodyguard and the weed they couldn't bring with them on the airplane got left with her. 
I'm not even kidding.
While I was drinking outside and Victoria was smoking a cigarette three cop cars drive by and turn around. I toss my beer in the bushes, because that was my immediate reaction. They stayed parked outside of the building for hours and we never found out why! What a waste of beer.

After our few days with Julie and Jenn it was time to move on once again.
It was only a 3 hour drive to Austin, Texas!
We bought the typical tourist shirt that says, "Keep Austin Weird" at Prima Dora.
Then we walked over to the cutest restaurant called Magnolia Cafe.
We saw a guy with one side of his head shaved and dreads pulled over to that side.
I've seen the look with straight normal hair, but it looked sweet with dreads!
Victoria is considering that for her next hairstyle in a few years.

After the best enchildades that I have ever ate we went to Graffiti Park at Castle Hills.
It is concrete slabs and walls that were once meant to be a building, but was never completed.
It is filled with amazing graffiti now!
Even famous graffiti artists have left their mark here.

The crazy thing about this place is that no one will get the same experience or see the same art.
Every day something new pops up and covers a previous tag!
We got to see a graffiti contest too.

Since this would have been our last night sleeping in the car we decided to splurge on a hotel once again. The south is hot, y'all!
We have gotten good at keeping ourselves entertained.

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