Courtyard Austin Downtown / Convention Center
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... that we all actually had a bed to sleep in, in Shannon’s cute little small town home while Kamal had to sleep on the floor when we stayed in Bryan’s mansion (hello irony). We all were exhausted by this point (continuing theme throughout the journey) and went to bed to get ready to leave at 3:00am for the Grand Canyon, hoping to get there in time to secure a first come first serve camping site (since our reservation got cancelled due to a credit card problem (insert grumpy face)). ...
... favourite was a local country AND western band called Turnpike Troupadours who managed to get the crowd so into it that pairs were splitting off to dance in the fields.
Something quite cool that we were able to do was link our credit card to our wristband thereby negating the need to carry any cash on us. On the flip side this also meant we probably spent more than we intended and on not very good food.
Another anomaly was the festival goers ...
... Street for Pub Golf Crawl with a meetup.com group, went to a couple pool parties, and of course the biggest thing has been experiencing all the new amazing food joints!!
My time here in Austin is flying by. Only 5 more weeks until my contract is up and then off to the next spot....and I haven't even begun to decide where I want to go to next! I still have a lot to accomplish here. In the upcoming weeks...I'm planning on going camping (somewhere) and to ...
... of course. Good burgers at a good price means this is a popular place, especially amongst the UT students.
After lunch, some more shopping with Sue going to Macy's and Sam and I off to Wal-Mart & Academy Outdoor & Sports.
Dinner tonight was at the Texas Land & Cattle Steakhouse. Pretty good steaks at this place with good service.
Back at the Omni Hotel, Sue and I finished up with a late evening eggnog & scotch ...
... for a few years.
Overall - The game itself started out fairly good, but it got less exciting as it wore on. That being said, this was a really good experience overall. The Texas fans were fantastic, the weather was good, and some of our good friends came to Austin to join us. I was also able to meet up with a friend from high school that lives in Austin and with a Texas fan I know from work. I would definitely make the trip again. Rating - 8 of ...