I just had two fabulous weeks for spring break (did I mention that I love that perk about grad school?). My vacation was pretty relaxing, mainly going out with friends, joining in the SXSW festivities and going home for some time with parents and the Houston Rodeo.
As a series of spring break related posts (so you can get a better idea of the variety of activities), I’ll be interviewing fellow classmates on their vacations. Here’s mine:
1. Where all did you go?
I hung around Houston and Austin, going to the Houston Rodeo, some of SXSW, and exploring more of both cities.
2. Best single moment of the trip?
During a stroll around Herman Park in Houston, my parents and I saw some newly hatched ducklings (I think?) and their fierce mother.
3. Most delicious food? What was it, and did you take a picture?
It would have to be jalapeno lemonade that I had with my mom at the Houston Rodeo and Livestock Show. Surprisingly delicious. Sadly, I was too busy drinking it to take a picture.
4. Favorite tourist spot and why?
Austin was packed for SXSW, and downtown Austin was definitely packed with conference goers. My favorite was the Apple store on 6th and Congress, where we all geeked out on the new iPad2 and got free Amy’s ice cream.
5. Favorite local spot and why?
A 15 minute drive brought me to Mozart’s by the lake (take Lake Austin Blvd west until it ends). It’s a great relaxing spot to enjoy some food, sit outside, and people watch.
(FYI, all my pictures are edited with Instagram’s iPhone app.)