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... were born and that was a big enough claim to fame in my blog.
And so to Austin; apart from a brief codicil in Dallas, the final scene in Act II.
In 2012 the FBI ranked Austin as the second safest major city in the U.S. That was comforting, but not necessarily the reason we chose Austin as our Swan Song for Act II of our American odyssey. The colloquial bumper-sticker, "Keep Austin Weird" is closer to the mark...but just between you and me, it was not ...
... to listen to some bluegrass/country music in a little place where a guy sat outside polishing a saddle. Fantastic music and a great atmosphere as couples took to the floor to dance.
The following day had been decreed a day of BBQ...for us at least! We had the fiendish plan to sample the best that Texas BBQ could offer and were starting with the best at Franklin's. 9:30am we joined the already lengthy queue and, with a bit of Johnny Cash playing through ...
... come back to haunt him) but eventually we got back on the train ready for the 36 hour journey over to LA. Urgh. On the way we encountered 2 medical emergencies, a dead guy on the tracks, a complimentary gangster, 2 Canadians and a woman from San Antonio dressed for Halloween that gave us a Lego British policeman. To say it was a day & 2 nights on a train it really wasn't that bad and the scenery was pretty epic through Texas and ...
... for musicians to jam. It also happens to be the place a young waitress (Janice Joplin) got her start. In this place I had to go with the special - Chicken Fried Steak with gravy, Fried Okra and San Antonio Squash. It was fantastic (sorry, no pics - I was starving and it looked too good to snap one) and a real thrill to eat in such a historic music spot.
I also had to see ...
... manner of ****** kites (more often into each other than around the sky). A really incredible, if slightly hazardous environment! It was only when I got back to the hostel that I realised all the walking about in the Texas sun had burned some pretty great t shirt lines on me already. Day one. Sun burn. Classic. Nothing too serious though (so don't worry mum!). That evening I went to a student club night with some people I'd met in ...