We just got back from SXSW in Austin, TX. This is my second year to go with Cory  and his third. I think we are finally getting the hang of it. We know our way around and we are good about connecting with the right people.

This year however, we did something a little different. We cancelled the hotel room that we booked 3 months ago and instead stayed at a condo. The condo, owned by a customer of iThemes was absolutely amazing! As soon as we pulled into our parking spot we were blown away. There was a spiral staircase going up for rooftop access. We ran up the stairs before we ever walked in the door. We were all way too excited. Everything inside was done perfectly and you could tell it had been remodeled. My favorite? I called it “shower heaven.” Both showers were rain drop shower heads with another shower head on the side. It was so wonderful.

The boys posing on the rooftop


Not only was this a great location for SXSW, but it would be a great place to stay for a weekend getaway. A Place To Stay In Austin  is right across the street from the cutest vegetarian coffee house. We went there one night for hot tea and a dessert. We sat on the patio and talked and enjoyed our snack. It was perfect. It is also within walking distance from several food trucks that are fantastic. We went to Izzoz Tacos every morning for migas tacos. They were fantastic! There are also other choices like Gordough’s Donuts, and a BBQ place. We just couldn’t get enough of Izzoz. We discussed my love of food trucks. I am happy with a ratio of 3 trucks to every real restaurant, Cory is the opposite. But he was a great sport in Austin. He enjoyed it all just as much as Matt, Ty and I.

The staircase to the roof

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