Burning Man, North America, Story

Texas Flood – My Heart Broken into a Million Pieces

I’m sure by now you’ve noticed that I’ve taken quite the break from writing and photography. It has been over two years since my soul shattered into a million pieces and I’m just starting to be okay with talking publicly about what happened to Shaun and me Memorial Day 2015. I’ve re-written this post 10+… Continue reading Texas Flood – My Heart Broken into a Million Pieces

Photography

Schmoopy Time with Erica and Shaun (10 Year Anniversary Pics)

Sometimes a girl just needs a little bit of help. And in this case, a photographer girl who doesn't seem to have many photos of herself in just about anything since she picked up a camera 7 years ago. So who do I call? Well, the very amazing Jessica Shumway of J Shumway Photography! A… Continue reading Schmoopy Time with Erica and Shaun (10 Year Anniversary Pics)

shooting range
Hometown Tourism, Story

Ladies Night at the Shooting Range

The hard metal slipped between my cold, clammy hands. Shivers took over my body as I hesitantly aimed the .45 at the target. Am I really doing this? I finally had the opportunity to head out to Monday night Ladies night at Red’s Indoor Shooting Range in Austin, Texas - Ladies’ gun rentals are free… Continue reading Ladies Night at the Shooting Range

Erica and Shaun are Burners
Thoughts

We’re Back!

I want to give a huge “THANK YOU” to all of you guys who have stood by our side while we took a little hiatus from Over Yonderlust. There was a time when things got so overwhelming, so complicated, and so stressful, that I had to let a few things go to re-prioritize my life… Continue reading We’re Back!

Wurstfest
Festivals, Hometown Tourism

Wurstfest – A Salute to Sausage

Ah, Texas. Bluebonnets, longhorns, BBQ, and lederhosen… wait, what? A part of Texas often overlooked by those who visit, one of the things that makes Central Texas so special is the German culture found in the surrounding Austin area. It may come as no surprise that one of the biggest fall celebrations in the area takes… Continue reading Wurstfest – A Salute to Sausage

breweries in Austin
Food, Hometown Tourism

Get Your Brew On – The 512 Brewing Company in Austin, Texas

I am definitely no stranger to drinking beer and getting my drink on. I mean, the following words have been added to my vocabulary over the years and I can only hope to pass them on. Boozetastic: A fantastic night involving booze. “The pub crawl is going to be boozetastic!” Beer-ing: A time dedicated to… Continue reading Get Your Brew On – The 512 Brewing Company in Austin, Texas

Food Trucks at SXSW
Food, Hometown Tourism

5 Must Eat Food Trucks at SXSW

Heading to SXSW this year? You know, that massive music, film, and interactive conference in Austin this coming March? Did you know that Austin, Texas is known to have one of the most prolific food truck communities in the United States? Before putting bad quick food in your mouth, check out our “must eat” list… Continue reading 5 Must Eat Food Trucks at SXSW

Luminarium 2014
Hometown Tourism, Photography

Traveling Art: 2014 Luminarium Miracoco

The butterflies in my stomach started early on. This year, like all good things in Austin, the 2014 Miracoco Luminarium had a line going around the building like we were waiting outside Studio 54. All I wanted to do was get in. I become a kid again at this art installment and I was desperate… Continue reading Traveling Art: 2014 Luminarium Miracoco

hey you gonna eat or what
Food, Hometown Tourism

Food Truck Friday: Hey You Gonna Eat or What?

“We’re kinda backed up right now and you have quite a few people in front of you. Are you okay with that?” That statement alone is how you know you have stumbled across a badass food truck. A mid-afternoon on a Friday is just as busy as some of the more boutique brick-and-mortar restaurants found… Continue reading Food Truck Friday: Hey You Gonna Eat or What?

Say You're An Artist
Hometown Tourism, Thoughts, Video

Step 1: Say You’re an Artist – Kingsley the Jellyfish Afterthoughts

At Flipside last year I heard some of the most amazing advice in a really long time. And the main gist was - If you want to do something, own it. If you want to be an artist, say you're an artist and do art. I didn’t realize how profound this statement was until it… Continue reading Step 1: Say You’re an Artist – Kingsley the Jellyfish Afterthoughts

SantaCon 2013
Hometown Tourism

SantaCon 2013: Rampaging Through Austin’s Streets

It has been officially banned in the streets of Manhattan so thousands of Santa-clad boozehounds filled the streets of Brooklyn this year in protest (and in merriment and boozing). But in Austin? SantaCon is alive and well, my friends. In fact, this is one of the only weekends of the year where I go full… Continue reading SantaCon 2013: Rampaging Through Austin’s Streets

fried chicken in austin
Food, Hometown Tourism

Food Truck Friday: Ms. P’s Electric Cock

There is nothing quite like Ms. P’s Electric Cock (I HAD to). I mean, how can you not giggle when you say that name? But look a little deeper and you will find some of the best freaking fried chicken in Austin - and that is quite the feat. It starts with a small grumble… Continue reading Food Truck Friday: Ms. P’s Electric Cock

food in austin
Food, Hometown Tourism

Food Truck Friday: Melvin’s Deli Comfort

It has just been a food week here on Over Yonderlust and I’m glad that you’ve come along for the ride. When I get hungry, things get a little weird ‘round these parts as I’m screaming “LETS GET SOME FOOD MOFO!” while we’re hauling ass down the road and simultaneously trying to figure out what… Continue reading Food Truck Friday: Melvin’s Deli Comfort

Food, Hometown Tourism

Food Truck Friday: Stonehouse Wood Fire Grill

People somehow think there is rhyme or reason when it comes to our weekly food truck pickin’s - but I’m here to rock your world and tell you that is not the case. When the hour comes that my stomach becomes vocal, I listen to it. This week, ZsaZsa wanted BURGERS. The rest of my… Continue reading Food Truck Friday: Stonehouse Wood Fire Grill

food trucks austin
Food, Hometown Tourism

Food Truck Friday: Sambets Cajun Roadside Cafe

Something funny has happened to us since we started this Food Truck Friday series. Shaun and I used to be content, just minding our own business, driving down the road. Now my eyes dart around the side roads and alleys, scouring for our next food truck experience. This is how we happened upon Sambets Cajun… Continue reading Food Truck Friday: Sambets Cajun Roadside Cafe