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Lisa Eirene

About Lisa Eirene Lisa lost 110 pounds through calorie counting and exercise. She swims, bikes, runs, hikes and is enjoying life in Portland, Oregon. Her weight loss story has been featured in First Magazine, Yahoo Health, Woman's Day and

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  1. Courtney

    I’m surprised at how many people were waiting to see the bats.

    As for the beer, I totally understand the snobbery =)
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    1. Lisa Eirene

      Apparently the bats are a pretty popular thing. Bummed we didn’t get to see it!

      Yeah, I admit…I was sure happy to be back in Portland with the good beer!

      1. hlk

        I think I said something along these lines last time you visited and got stuck with Shiner, but there is some great craft beer here. It’s not quite as ubiquitous as it is in the Pacific Northwest, but it does get a lot more interesting that what Independence offers (like that Stash pictured)–though they were one of the first local microbreweries and I imagine at the time the Lone Star-loyal probably needed something that wasn’t too wild to ease them into appreciation of the good stuff. There’s been a real beer boom over the last several years, and Austin has a lot to offer now, including some solid IPAs (also my favorite style). Sometime you’ll have to visit when the weather’s nicer and we’re not out of town, and we do a proper beer tour of Austin. Late autumn is especially nice!

        1. Lisa Eirene

          Yeah I remembered Shiner being less than great from last year’s trip but when it was 100+ degrees out and I was thirsty, I didn’t care. It was kinda nice. LOL

          We did end up at a pub that had 100 or so beers on tap and I had a few really good ones that were local. It was nice! Michael and I both wished the dates had lined up so we could hang out with you guys. The food you post on G+ looks amazing.

          1. hlk

            I wish they had too! Next time!

  2. Roz@weightingfor50

    I’ve never been to Austin, but it looks fantastic. Thank you for sharing the pictures of your adventure with us. (and I’d wait to see bats too!)
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    1. Lisa Eirene

      Austin is a very cool city. It’s a city Michael and I both agree we could probably move to if we had to live in Texas. Although the heat would definitely take some getting used to.

  3. R.S.

    That is cool that you guys split the fry foods. Good idea!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      To be honest, R.S., I had zero appetite because of the heat but knew I should eat SOMETHING. I was glad Michael was willing to share one entree with me neither of us had a ton of fried food. The fish was good!

  4. Lisa

    I’ve never been to Austin, but I’ve heard it’s a great town with great music. Too bad you didn’t get to see the bats! They are interesting to see flying. Thankfully you were able to sit back from them versus under them.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I bet it’s a crazy place during SXSW!

      There were also people in boats and canoes underneath the bridge to see the bats.

  5. Jill

    My husband worked in Austin for 1 year when we were dating at the time. I went to visit twice. What you called 6th Ave- we called 6th Street. I assume it is the same place. I have stories from 6th street that I probably shouldn’t share in public. TONS of fun! Keep in mind that I was in my late 20’s then! 🙂
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    1. Lisa Eirene

      You are probably right about the name.

      You’re too funny! Now I want to hear stories!

  6. hlk

    Curse those unpredictable bats. Every time I go to the bridge especially to see them, they don’t emerge till it’s nearly too dark to make them out. But when I’m randomly driving past near sunset and can’t stop to take pictures, they’ll be putting on a spectacular show before the light has faded.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I figured the bats would be an iffy thing. There’s no way to guarantee something when it comes to animals! Maybe next time.

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