This weekend while everyone else was on the road to Austin for Austin City Limits and the Baylor vs. UT game, my friend Kelly and I were on the road to visit our friend Saagar for his birthday. We all went to high school together, and, while I see Kelly almost every day since we live in the same city, it had been several months since we’d all been together.
Saagar is what you would call a “foodie” so we ate well during our visit. We headed to Don after we met up for lunch. A delicious Japanese restaurant that was once a food truck, we picked up our boxes of food to go. We decided to walk over to campus to let Saagar show us around where he spends all his time. We reminisced about our embarrassing high school moments while we ate.
After that, we kept explored the campus, visiting the famous blue door and explored the tower. It was warm but not unbearable. However, by the time we made it back to Saagar’s apartment, the air conditioning was welcome. All the walking called for coffee so we headed to Lucky Lab Coffee Co. It’s been a staple for me every time that I’m in Austin. Close to campus with a charming outdoor patio with a walk up window for ordering, it is a great place to hang out, to get caffeinated, and to people watch.
After chatting for a while, we took advantage of the scenery for everyone to get new profile photos. Saagar has decided that he is over social media, but that wasn’t enough of an argument for me, so everyone ended up with a new photos. Taking pictures of my friends for fun was how I got started enjoying photography, so I always love getting back to that. It gives me the opportunity to try out new techniques and just shoot for fun. I know I’m biased, but I think my friends make some of the best models.
The next part of our day was supposed to be Lime Hunting (the scooters, not the fruit). Thanks to the game and ACL, it took us a mile long hunt to discover that they were all low on battery and needed to be charged. We punted and watched the end of the UT and Baylor game before heading out to dinner. As the devoted Aggies that we are, Kelly and I cheered loudly against UT, but, in the end, they won. For dinner, we went to Patrizi’s, an Italian food truck with mouth watering pasta dishes. Full from dinner, Kelly and I headed home. On the drive, we saw the most amazing lightning show and just got safely home when the skies opened up and poured down rain.