Candlewood Suites - Austin Arboretum-Northwest
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Morning starting by just chilling at home, packed a few of my things as I new I wouldn't want to do it on Sunday. Then me & D headed out for some lunch. He took me to pluckers sports bar just down the road from the university. Always heard about sports bars with the big screens. Got D to take a sly picture, he's got used to that fact that normal things to him aren't necessarily to me and I like to take pictures of everything lol. We then headed back to the car and D was taking ...
... geologists and feasting on fried zuchini and mushrrom stuffed ravioli.
After the workshop, I migrated closer to the downtown university campus to stay at Drifter Jack's Hostel. The welcoming staff member did a great job of pin-pointing all the places that I should check out, with a humourous description as to how the 6th street bars are divided into 2 sections - the hipster side and the wilder side where I might see ...
... biggest and most anticipated convergence of all things music."
While we missed out on SXSW, we did get to see "The Wagoneers," a kick ass alt-country band that played the inaugural SXSW back in 1986. They performed a fine, electrified set at The Continental Club Sunday night that managed to distill the essence of rockabilly and The Bakersfield sound into a couple of grueling hours. Would've been worth $100 at The Enmore in Sydney. We paid ten bucks a piece ...
... a couple large swimming holes that are packed throughout the summer and you could tell why. The water was clear and cool and the small rock formations surrounding them were perfect for laying out in the sun. Since it was only midafternoon we took a drive out to the Draught House, another specialty craft beer bar, and enjoyed a few drinks on their outdoor patio before stopping at a liquor store to pick up some good beers and then headed back downtown. ...
... picture this, us too in grungy backpackers clothes and flip flops being trailed through this swanky hotel and all its various bars - security guards stopping us to ask if we are ok - ie what are YOU doing here - everyone else looking like they have just walked off 5th Avenue - I amn't too sure it went down well when I said wed prefer to go to a normal bar
The rest of the night was spent bar hoping around Austin. A seriously great city to go out in. Our host ...