If I could do a subtitle to this it would say: … The Show that was Too Cold.
How cold you say? So cold that even the hubs (who freezes me out at home) wore a jacket.
We left around 8:30 on Saturday morning and made a stop at Czech Stop in West. We got to Austin around 11:30 but by then several of our friends who had gone the day before already left.
It is honestly no fun being at a car show where you are cold the entire time.
The car people and spectators (who are still car people) spent a lot of time inside the indoor booths, browsing the dresses, art work, and anything else rockabilly the show had.
I met up with one of my friends, whose husband is a member of the local car club we hand with sometimes. She has an old car of her own and does pinup work to. Totally cool chick!
Hubs got some art work for the house and Veah got a new headband to match her pinup style outfit.
We tried to hang but by four o’clock you could see the wave of traffic leaving and it was miserably cold. I had already lost circulation in a finger (this is one of those wonderful things that Lupus causes on me).
From there we went to the hotel to check in. We stayed at a decently priced boutique hotel. While you can tell it was an older hotel, it had a ton of character.
Still decked out for Easter, this was literally the black sheep of the group. Throughout the hotel are pink sheep. I noticed when I was picking the hotel a few days before that if you check in on one of the travel sites they will give you a small, white sheep plushy…
After settling in for a little bit and warming up, we decided to do what any good person in Austin should do and go find some barbeque.
Meet our plushy who, naturally, had to go to Black’s Barbeque with us. We got brisket, sausage, beef ribs, macaroni and cheese, and green beans to share.
Beef ribs were new to us and let me tell you, we liked them better than the brisket. That says something!
Given the size though, it runs about $20.
Afterwards, we took the girls back to the hotel to hang out. Making sure the doors double locked, we went to the after parties.
Our first stop was Austin Speed Shop. It was alright, they made the best drink I had of the night and we got some free merchandise from a paint company that’s doing a project car with them.
My favorite, though, was Murphos. We talked more of the guys from the club, our friend Kevin (who you might know from Misfit Garage), and just geniunely had a good time. The hubs was known by many people because he won the award for making the best dash a few weeks ago at his Chop class.
As we were leaving, I asked him why I liked Murphos better and he described it beautifully, “Because everyone knows Austin Speed Shop since they had a show and Jesse James was involved with them. Murphos is for the people who are integrated in the car scene”.
Hm. Makes sense.
The next morning I set my alarm for 5:55 AM to make sure we got some of the breakfast the hotel offered. While it was a continental breakfast- one that would typically make me stay away from that hotel, prefering a hot breakfast, the Highlander hand the taco place next door bring in breakfast tacos complete with good salsa!
Once Bre was up, we went down to get something else because she didn’t like the options I brought up (this is not unusual).
When we got down there the front desk had changed hands and the new gentleman manning the fort had brought his four legged companion with him! We were smitten.
Once everyone was up, we headed to another car show a little further south but it ended up being a bust, so we settled for more BBQ, Buc-ees (where we bumped into Kevin again), and home.