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|SuburbanSpunkDesign.com : The Ultimate Road Trip: Texas Part 1|
If you follow me on Instagram (@suburbanspunk), you may have noticed that I was in Texas last week!
1800 miles+60 hours+15 Starbucks stops+4 cities+2 friends= One priceless, ultimate road trip!
Hi Friends! I am back after taking off on a Texas adventure last week. My good friend George and I have talked about road trippin' it through Texas for years, and we finally made it! We came home with a packed car, empty wallets and memories to last.
Our road trip adventure started bright and early last Sunday morning. In hind sight, it was probably not the best idea to plan a 12.5 hour drive the day after a best friend's wedding but we tuckered through. I have to share a few pics from the wedding though. It was such a beautiful day!
Leaving at 9am, we passed through Wichita, Oklahoma City, Dallas and Austin before finally stopping in San Marcos, TX for the night at 11:30pm. I usually don't sleep that well in hotel beds, but that night I slept like a baby.
I did browse the lighting, window treatment and accent pillow sections, but sadly didn't find any must haves either.
I spent the most time at the Restoration Hardware Outlet, and it was certainly my favorite outlet of them all. Just look at all that gorgeousness-
*I have to give a small shout out to the guys working at the RH Outlet. They were very knowledgeable and friendly. Plus, they were kind enough to reorganize the curtains/drapes after I ransacked them looking for 4 matching panels.
Here's a teaser pic of my splurge of the day-
In all honesty, I was terribly disappointed in the Crate and Barrel Outlet. The store seemed half-empty, the prices were not very discounted and it was the least organized of all the stores we visited. I quickly left empty-handed.
An unfortunate let down.
We wrapped up here around 12:30 and headed to Austin, which is about 30 minutes North. We spent the afternoon in Austin and I fell in LOVE with this city! Seriously, I would move there in a heart beat. Thanks to a Yelp recommendation, we stopped at Frank for lunch.
After walking around the city for awhile, we got back in the car and headed to Round Rock, TX. We arrived here at 5pm-
It was my first time visiting an Ikea. I had done lots of research before hand regarding store layout, products, etc. However, nothing really prepares you for just how massive the store really is, like unbelievably gigantic. After reading reviews and suggestions from other bloggers/shoppers online, I made my way through the 'Showroom' pretty quickly. I had also already downloaded a store list of the items I wanted to buy and where they were located in the the 'Marketplace'.
I ended up getting a slew of the 365 food storage containers, other random kitchen items, a couple of throws and a shelving unit (which I will share pictures of later this week).
After our Ikea adventure, we made the 2.5 hour drive North to Dallas, where we crashed for the night. Tuesday morning, we headed to the Galleria mall to visit my favorite clothing store (which we sadly do not have in Kansas City) Zara.
Got lots of goodies there:)
After walking around Dallas and enjoying a yummy lunch at Zizikis Taverna, a cute little Greek place
we made the 8 hour trek back home...exhausted.