August 17, 2010

Sheldon’s Adventures: San Antonio & Austin, TX

This past weekend Hubs and I played vacation roulette and ended up in San Antonio and Austin, TX. What is vacation roulette? Well, it’s when you meet your Flight Attendant friend and her fiance at the airport and see what flight you can hop on, stand by. Our initial plan was to go to NOLA. But, with the help of Amy at The Nifty Foodie, I watched the weather leading up to the trip. Unfortunately, (or fortunately, depending on how you see it) NOLA was having a bad storm… not quite the weather you want for a vacation.

It had been awhile since Sheldon left Hubs’ desk, so we brought him along…

When Hubs picked me up at work to drive to LAX, Sheldon was already in the TX mood, hoping more people wouldn’t buy tickets to San Antonio and boot us out of our seats.

With time to kill before take-off, here is Sheldon excited to be at The Encounter… he ordered the brie burger.

Inside Encounter
Sheldon watched the planes land and take off from inside the restaurant.

Sheldon and I got to sit in First Class, he was really excited about all the leg room.

Marriott always had interesting artwork in our Courtyard rooms. Sheldon wanted to pose next to his favorite photograph in our San Antonio room.


After Tiffany finessed the rental car guy into renting us the yellow Camaro for cheap. Sheldon could not wait to get the car on the open road.Camtaq

Here Sheldon is watching the torque, “Let’s move!”

Admiring the view from our hotel room in Austin. Sheldon had never seen so many trees in one city!

Our last night in Austin, Sheldon went with us to Polvo's in South Austin…

The food was super tasty, but I think he liked the margarita’s by the pitcher the most.


Sheldon bought us banana bread at the hotel coffee shop the next morning. I think he was a little hung over from his margarita binge the night before.


And, lastly, here is Sheldon waiting to board our flight back to CA. On the hottest day of our trip, I think he was excited to get back home. We can’t wait to come back for more BBQ and to see some friends :)


brit @ landlocked bride said...

Too cute! I love that he came along on your little vacation!

EmilyB said...

This is so adorable!! I want to do this. Where did you find Sheldon?

Ali @ His Birdie's Nest said...

@Emily - I got him at Barnes & Noble, but you can order one on Amazon -

Amy said...

Haha the adventures of Sheldon!

honey my heart said...

so cute. love him drinking the margarita!

Amy said...

I need to go to Austin... I am just having a hard time coming up with the money for the ticket! My friend moved there and has been begging us to visit. Looks like Sheldon had fun!

Ali @ His Birdie's Nest said...

@Amy - I know what you mean, J & I have been trying to find affordable Austin ticket prices for awhile. This trip was possible b/c of my friend's discount. San Antonio is about 1.5 hrs from Austin, it may be cheaper to fly in there :)

Morgan said...

Haha, Sheldon is so cute! And this trip looks like a lot of fun!

Katie said...

That sounds so exciting! Vacation roulette....reminds me of the movie Yes man - did you see that?

Katie said...

hahah these photos are hilarious- what a great idea though!

e.louise said...

Yumm, Polvos :) Good choice for Tex-Mex! Hope we can plan a meet up next time you're in the area!

Ali @ His Birdie's Nest said...

@Katie (Buttons) - I haven't seen Yes Man, but now I think I should.
@E. Louise - Polvos had the best fajitas I've ever tasted - YUMMERS! I can't wait to come back so I can meet-up with all you ladies :)

The Less Than Domestic Goddess said...

OMG, I love Sheldon! I also love your sense of fun and adventure :) L and I drove through Austin a few years back, and absolutely fell in love with it. So glad you had a great time!

Laura Lewis said...

This will never get old. I still wish we would have started this on our honeymoon... love it :)

kjpugs said...

I LOVE SHELDON!!!!! I wish I had a Sheldon :( And I wish I had a flight attendant friend and could play vacation roulette!

julie @ duet letterpress said...

travel roulette! love it! wish we could have met up. next time, right ;]

Ali @ His Birdie's Nest said...

@Julie - OF COURSE next time!

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