Tourist in my own town

Quite often I find that people tend to neglect a lot of the sites in their own town that also happen to be places that tourists want to see or might have recommended to them. For example, I don’t think we ever went to the Capitol until my wife’s family visited from England. I had that same sensation this weekend when my friend was visiting from San Francisco. Until this weekend, I had never been to Guero’s and many of the thrift stores down on South Congress. I’ve been missing out.

I had the Queso Flameado at Guero’s. My mouth was a very happy mouth. Not to mention they also had whole wheat tortillas as a choice! Yahtzee! I will definitely be going back there and trying out several more dishes. After that we hit up a lot of the little shops right in the vicinity. I saw so many great things, cool second hand clothes, unique knick-knacks, kitschy tchotchkes and antiques that made me wonder how many interesting stories had been absorbed into their mass. It was a great evening that reminded me of some of the character and other reasons that I love living here. I highly recommend going out as a tourist in your own town from time to time.

1 Comment so far

  1. LEW (unregistered) on January 16th, 2007 @ 11:22 pm

    It would be great to have a “Tourist Guidebook for Austinites.”

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