Embassy Suites Hotel Austin Central
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... at a discounted rate) in Austin. Learning that: Austin is the quickest growing city in North America with 150 people moving into Austin every day, it has 12 skyscrapers currently under construction and 32 in the planning stages, and it has the longest running music TV show in the world (Austin City Limits, started in 1974). After becoming professional Segway riders, we stopped for a drink and snack on the famous 6th St (party street of Austin; ...
... really a huge fan of country music but here, it is always going to be verging on the country side so I am trying to get into the vibe. I have heard some that is actually quite good! After a few drinks, we headed down to the main strip which I can only describe as crazy. The road is shut off and huge amounts of people mill about the streets, in and out of bars, drunkenly hugging their friends and eating greasy food. We went to a bar that had arcade games at the front ...
... meal together. I don't even recall if it was any good, but it was still a great time and it was really nice to sit and recap the highlights of our amazing trip.
With our stomachs full of BBQ we hopped into a cab and made our way over to Weather Up where we had one last drink together. They had a drink called Sweet Science, which consisted of Cognac, pineapple caramel syrup, lemon, and pineapple juice, and aside from my beloved ...
This trip to Austin made me come to realize a few things in life:
1. The heat and humidity just drive me nuts - unless shady trees are nearby
2. I don't handle traffic well - or crowds for that matter
3. Barton Springs has got to be one of the best swimming holes on earth...especially considering it is in downtown Austin
3. We've got some really special friends in ...
... I was blamed. With good reason, Dads reaction was " I leave you guys alone for less than 24 hours and all of a sudden I have 2 dogs. ". Because to assure Lucy that we wouldn't just have one small, yippy dog, Mom promised Lucy that we would also get a big dog.
Anyway, Dad got back and we drove off to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon, which is hands down one of the most amazing things I've ever seen. 277 miles long, 10 miles wide North Rim to South Rim, ...