9.20.2010

Austin fun with Mom & Dad

Last weekend my parents came to Austin for their yearly visit, and we had a wonderful time filling the days with vacation fun. We did a little driving around and some shopping (I had to show them the new LEGO Store, and Mom needed to buy some shoes!) and spent the rest of the time eating and seeing entertainment. My parents always love The Oasis, so we enjoyed our meal there for as long as we could stand the heat, and they also like Carlos & Charlie's, so we had some great margaritas there while looking at the lake (which was nice since last year it was bone dry!). One night we went to Esther's Follies (which is always fresh and hilarious) and another night we saw Rent at the Zach Scott Theater, which was pretty spectacular! We also tried out the new ultra-swanky Gold Class Cinemas in the Domain, which was even cooler than I imagined (even though it's so expensive). The service in the lounge was great, the food was good, and reclining in those giant seats with blankets was luxurious! Of course Mom cooked a couple delicious breakfasts, and it was nice to relax at home, eating too many snacks and making Mom & Dad watch Japanese TV shows and Jpop videos. The four-day weekend really flew by (as usual), and I'm glad my parents and I had another nice Austin experience together!

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