The next day we decided to take a trip to the South Congress neighborhood for a little shopping. We had heard all about its funky boutiques and food truck culture, and wanted to check it out for ourselves. Here we stumbled across Allens Boots. Never seen so many cowboy boots in my life! A whole row for each size. GB looked at me and I smiled at him. Yup, it was time to get some Texan cowboy boots. Little did we know that we were going to be needing these boots later in the trip. Tell you more about that when we get to California. Shopping for boots in Texas was one of the best shopping experiences on this trip. Something about this Austin reminds me of Portland, but with a western flair. GB tweeted “Austin is the Portland of Texas” to which one of his Austinian followers replied “Or Portland is the Austin of Oregon”. Regardless of which is the true story, it is one cool place!
Have you ever seen so many boots? That is just one size! At checkout the sales girl informed us Allens Boots has the biggest selection in Texas. Over 4,000 boots on the racks. Here is a shot of the new Block family boots.
All this shopping had left us feeling a little hungry. GB knew just where to go, a taco bar! Torchy’s Tacos offers an unexpected menu of taco choices out of a food truck in a trailer park. Perfect place to refuel before getting back on the road again for another day of driving across the South West.
Next stop: New Mexico!