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"Leaving New Orleans also frightened me considerably. Outside of the city limits the heart of darkness, the true wasteland begins" - John Kennedy Toole, A Confederacy of Dunces.
Personally, I don't remember passing any heart of darkness wasteland on the way in. I double checked as we left New Orleans via the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway. All we saw was water, lots of it, in all directions stretching to the horizon. Cleansing and appropriate, really. Twenty ...
... and even went off the trails for a while. Jay said it was an advanced trail ride. We trotted for a large portion, especially up and down the hills. It was so cool but the exhilaration kept us warm. Loved it! A little scary but we felt comfortable pretty quickly. Back at the cabin, we packed our stuff and said our ...
... from California. We got ourselves in a cab and headed for our hotel which was about 15 minutes drive out of the city and 20 from the airport. I'm really sick of being ripped off in this country and one way it happens is cabs taking you on the long drive, so I've been getting the quickest route up in my GPS on my phone and telling the driver where to go. This worked pretty well, the driver took the directions I gave him ...
It is true, everything IS bigger in Texas - mainly the travel times and the insect bites! I woke up with a bite on the top of my hand which had made the whole thing swell up! But wasn't too bad, and we had a lie in! Tour leader Liz then took us to the University of Texas for a free tour, which was incredible! They have so many awesome facilities included in the tuition fee, and we were taken round by a second ...
... was all while Masa and Raaj were at home watching the new
Skyfall movie which I am sure they much preferred to baby stuff!
Sunday was a really nice day out in nearby San Antonio, the most visited city in Texas with a
population of 1.3m. About an hour away from Austin, San Antonio is really
romantic and reminiscent of Venice with its cute river and boat rides. As Masi
and Masa had been on it more times than they can remember, Raaj and I went on
the boat ...
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