After Fredericksburg we headed to Austin, TX. We had some business to take care of in this area so we decided to stay for the week and see what we see. Yes, we do still work. David is actually involved with a start up company called PreLaunch. Essentially, it is an early adopter site were once you sign up, for free mind you, you can gain knowledge and first access to purchasing new products about to hit the market.
So, first off, this was not the time of year to visit Austin. We would not have come if it wasn’t for our PreLaunch meeting. I say that because it was very difficult to find anywhere to stay. The up coming weekend was the big Indy Race at the Circuit of the Americas track in Austin. So everywhere that we called was booked.
It was a lovely rv resort but a bit on the pricey side. It’s close to Lake Travis, but not so close you can walk. The park itself is super quiet yet you are within 5 minutes of restaurants and shopping areas. We’d stay here again if we couldn’t find another place closer by and needed to be in this area. But it is out of the way from the main highway and traffic can be heavy. Some friends of ours stayed a while ago at McKinney Falls State Park towards the south eastern side of Austin. I think if we need to come back to Austin, we’ll try there next time. That park is cheaper and closer to the city.
David just celebrated his Birthday while we were in Fredericksburg. Part of what I wanted to do for his birthday was to take him to the movies as we are big movie people. Fredericksburg however does not have a theater. So we waited until we hit Austin and I found the perfect place.
The Moviehouse and Eatery, just 10 minutes from the rv park, was a great find! Not only were we able to see a movie, but we had lunch too. They have a unique concept in that they serve you lunch/dinner while you are watching the movie.
Yes you heard me right. They serve you. Their are actually waiters in the theater to get you whatever you need. No need to run to the concession stand. Plus you are in these super comfy recliner seats. What more could you ask for?
We splurged and went for the whole experience. We saw “Ender’s Game”, sat in the Director’s Choice Theater Seating and ordered lunch. Couple of hamburgers and fries. Not knowing what to expect, I have to say and I know David agrees, these were some of the BEST burgers we’ve had in a really long time! The burgers, in my opinion, were not overpriced either. With the fries included they were 12 bucks a piece. Pretty regular restaurant prices.
What a great surprise. Hand ground and pressed burgers, made to order and hand cut steak fries. YUM! Who would have thought a movie theater had gourmet burgers? The picture quality and sound were spectacular too which rounded out a great find and wonderful outing.
We would definitely go back there!
So not much more to report from Austin. The traffic was horrendous so we really didn’t feel like exploring to much. Maybe if we were closer to the city we’d venture in, but not this time.