DB’s Bachelor Party

16 Sep

It’s been a week since I returned from my bachelor party in Austin, TX, and not a day has gone by without Danielle asking me to write this blog post. So without further ado, here is a little recap of the trip.

The 10 of us flew into Texas on one of the hottest days ever (peak heat reached well over 100 degrees). After grabbing lunch and hanging around the pool during the day, we ventured out to The Salt Lick BBQ for a dinner feast. The meal was amazing – just $19.95 for all-you-can eat BBQ. And the setting was amazing as well, situated on a ranch about 45 minutes outside of the city.

Look at this meal. You get all of this, as much as you want, for under $20!

Here I am lathering up my meat

A closer look at me and my meat

After going out on Austin’s famed Sixth Street on Friday night, Saturday started with a trip to Guero’s Taco Bar for some breakfast tacos. After that, we walked around part of the city and eventually headed to a bar to watch some college football.

I ultimately decided that I was not suited to don a cowboy hat

One of the highlights at the bar was seeing this ad for Texas’s version of Dial 7.

I wonder if these guys also have a catchy jingle

Finally, it was time to trek from downtown Austin to the football game on the University of Texas campus. We made several notable stops on the way, including the Texas State Capitol building and the school bookstore, where we picked up some burnt orange gear.

Texas State Capitol Building

University of Texas

Here’s a fun thing to bring to a tailgate … a bovine!

DB and the Best Man at the tailgate

Finally, it was time for the game to start. While the game was a total blowout, it was really cool to see the grandeur that is a UT football game.

Hey, it’s the world’s largest Texas state flag!

Just being in a stadium with over 100K spectators was a very cool experience. But the highlight of the game was clearly getting to sing the Texas fight song – “The Eyes of Texas.” Why? Because all the fans take it really seriously, but it’s just a version of “I’ve Been Working on the Railroad” with creepier words. Honestly, how Big Brother-y are these lyrics?

The Eyes of Texas are upon you,
All the live long day.
The Eyes of Texas are upon you,
You can not get away.
Do not think you can escape them
At night or early in the morn-
The Eyes of Texas are upon you
‘Till Gabriel blows his horn.

Finally, we left the game after the stadium was invaded by bats and locust-like creatures (no kidding).We spent the rest of the night back out on Sixth Street, eventually settling in on a fun dueling piano bar.

Some old teachers dancing on the bar

So that’s it. Thanks to everyone who helped organize the trip, as well as everyone who came. I had a great time!



3 Responses to “DB’s Bachelor Party”

  1. Beall September 21, 2012 at 11:00 am #

    GO LONGHORNS!!!!!!!!!!


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