After my last day of work, I drove out to Austin to see Amanda again. It was pretty fun, Austin is a great town. We went out to eat a couple times, going to Trudy’s and BJ’s Brewhouse. Trudy’s is a good place and I had a pretty awesome stuffed avocado. It is a fried avocado stuffed with chicken and peppers and who knows what else. BJ’s is a good place for deep dish pizza, but a little on the pricey side.
While there, we drove out to Cabela’s so I could get a few more needed things for my trip, mostly clothes and a pair of rain pants. I decided to go with a pair of Frogg Toggs after hearing good things on the Whiteblaze backpacking forums. They were only $20 which was a great surprise, I was expecting about $50-100. The rain pants are said to be waterproof and breathable, but don’t feel like it, instead they feel like some kind of odd paper. I hope they will work out, but mostly I hope that it doesn’t rain much. Rainy hiking sucks.
On Sunday, we went out to Walnut Creek Park again. It’s a nice park with mountain bike trails, where dogs can be off leash the whole time. Giant Bikes had a demo day that morning, but we missed it.