Saturday, June 13, 2009

A Long Hot Saturday in Texas

This weekend is the weekend of the Chisolm Trail Roundup in Lockhart. If you remember, Toby and I had been to Lockhart (the barbecue capitol)a few weeks ago and didn't get a chance to taste any of their famous barbecue.

So this weekend it was our plan to make it back to Lockhart and enjoy the festival while eating some yummy barbecue. Well things didn't turn out quite as planned. We ate a small breakfast before we left so we would be good and hungry when we got there.

By the time we did get there we were all starved. There was tons of scrumptious smelling barbecue smoking, but didn't seem to be any to eat. We finally asked someone where all the barbecue was. We were informed that there was a barbecue cook off contest and the barbecue wouldn't be being served until 3:00p.m.

Well there was no way we could walk around in 100 degree heat without anything on our stomachs so we grabbed a little something to tide us over from one the vendors. There really wasn't too much of anything at all going on....or maybe our eyes were so full of sweat we couldn't see anything.

There was a carnival there so Toby and Summer rode a couple of rides...the Ferris wheel and the bumper cars.

Here is one of the few pics you will see of me. Toby took it while he and Summer were up in the Ferris wheel. He was suppose to be taking Aeriel pics of the city...

After a while of walking around in the blazing sun we finally decided we didn't have enough to occupy us to wait another hour for the barbecue to be served. We decided it best to just leave and eat at one of the barbecue restaurants outside of the festival.

We decided on one that was recommended to me by a fellow blogger and ex-Austinite. When we got to Smitty's there was a line all the way to the door. I might also add that this weekend was ROT Rally and there has been wall to wall motorcycles all over the Austin area. I don't think I have ever seen so many "bikes" in one place before.

A lot of the bikers had decided that the Roundup would also be a good place to spend their weekend. So aside from the regular crowds, there were the thousands of bikers.

We tried a couple more restaurants in the area only to discover that they also had lines out the door. We finally gave up and headed back to Austin. We were still intent on eating some barbecue so we headed to Elgin...another nearby city known for it's great barbecue.

We ate at Southside Market. Believe it or not, there was a good crowd of bikers there also, but not enough to make the place a wait. Elgin is only about 10 miles from Manor so we had eaten at the Southside Market before. It was a delicious as it was the first time we ate there.

After we finally got our bellies full we made a quick stop into HEB to pick up a few grocery essentials and headed home.

It's been a while since I have been so ready to get home. I think the heat is starting to take a toll on me. I like warmth, but this is a little too excessive.

Good news is when we got home and checked the mail, we had got our income tax check in. Just in time to replenish what we had to spend on repairs and then some. See things always work out in the end. :-)


  1. I see you were sporting a new bag/purse/backpack thingy! Guess it's safe to assume that one met your liking :~)

    BBQ sounds yummy!