Why I started Blogging

It’s been 6 months since I started my blog. I got inspired by a close friend of mine to start one. I was not having a good week and felt unmotivated. He asked me what I like doing. I told him that I liked writing, traveling, and food. So, he gave me the idea to start a blog. Some of you might be asking, why I had never thought about a blog before; especially since I like to write. I did try to blog in the past but it never stuck.  I would get distracted with other things. Life happened pretty much. Basically, I didn’t make the time. However, It was always in the back of my mind. My friend gave me the push and direction. I am very thankful for him for that.

I really do want to continue to blog and make it another 6 months or longer. Blogging makes me happy. I am happy to talk about my travels, food experiences, and personal thoughts. It helps me put all my thoughts together and express how I feel at the moment. I can be having a bad day but writing makes it better. Also, I want to help people travel because it’s an amazing experience. I know blogging is not easy but I like it and its something that’s mine. It’s something that expresses who I am and I get to know myself better.  So, I hope to continue writing to everyone and I hoped you have enjoyed it so far.

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Brunch in Austin TX

Brunch is my favorite meal of the day. Combing both breakfast and lunch, is one of the greatest inventions ever made. For me brunch is more than just food. It’s a time where I can get together with friends. We will meet up on a Saturday or Sunday early afternoon and just sip our mimosas or bloody Mary’s and just talk. To be honest, I don’t know what can beat that. This helps me relive my stress and be around great supported people. There is times, I do brunch alone to have quality time with myself. A very calming and relaxing feeling. Since, I have a love for brunch I wanted to name 3 of my favorites in Austin.

  1. Counter Cafe: Is an American Diner that servers fresh, local and organic food. It was established in 2006 and has two locations in Austin on N Lamar blvd and East 6th street. They serve brunch Monday thru Sunday till 4:30 PM. They have delicious scrambled eggs and are probably the best I have ever had.
  2. East Side Cafe: This restaurant opened in 1988 and it was the first restaurant to open on the street, manor road. The restaurant servers herbs and vegetables from their own garden. They serve brunch on Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM.
  3. Little Barrel and Brown: serves American cuisine and opened in December 2013. They serve brunch on Saturday’s and Sunday from 10:30 AM to 3:00 PM. They also have delicious scrambled eggs and they serve their drinks in a mason jar. It’s located on Annie and South congress in Austin.

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Brunch is more amazing when you have a good place. The places above are great places to go to whenever your in Austin Texas, when you want some eggs and bacon with mimosa or a Bloody Mary. Whether your with friends, a significant other, or alone brunch is good start to the day.

Wine in Texas Hill Country

Yesterday for my friend’s birthday, we went to Fredericksburg Texas. Fredericksburg is beautiful and it’s known for being the Texas Hill country. It has multiple vineyards on the drive in and those vineyards show the beauty of the city. They have shuttle buses on the weekends where you can try the different vineyards. The ticket for the shuttle bus is $25.00 dollars but it does not include the wine. We didn’t try the shuttle bus, we drove straight to Main Street in downtown Fredericksburg. Main street has antique shops, restaurants, wineries, candy shops, and much more. The town has a German influenced because of German settlers that settled there in the past. However, they do have more than just German restaurants. One of my many favorite things about Fredericksburg TX is you can take your wine outside. Yes, you can walk around outside with your wine, beer, or cocktail!

The first winery we tried on Main Street was Andreucci  Wines. The owners of the winery lived 15 years in Italy and brought their knowledge of wine to Fredericksburg Texas. I tried their five sample wine tastings. I had a good experience, the staff was friendly and the wine was tasty. I’m still learning about wine, which is why I love Fredericksburg because I learn more every time I go. After, the winery my friends and I walked around downtown. I had to stop at one of the candy stops to get ice cream because it was hot out. You have to love Texas for its hot weather in February. For those of you that don’t like wine, Fredericksburg does have a brewery called Fredericksburg  brewery. We made a stop there too and the brewery reminded me of when I went to Germany. They had it set up similar like the original hofbrauhaus.

Das Peach Haus was where we ended our trip. It’s a cute little shop that serves jams, salsas, and of course wine. When we came here, we bought 2 bottles of blueberry wine and sat by the lake. The lake is in the backyard of Peach Haus. It was nice and relaxing to sit down and drink wine with my friends by the lake. We took pictures of the lake, talked, and enjoyed the delicious wine. The staff was nice enough to let us stay after they closed. Keep in mind that in Fredericksburg a lot places close early. If you decide to make a trip there, you want to get there in the morning, to have plenty of time to enjoy the city. Fredericksburg is a nice weekend gateway. You can have a bachelorette party with close friends, a romantic weekend with your significant other, or it can be a place to help you get away from the real world.