Hampton Inn Austin - Arboretum Northwest
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... second deck. We watched that for a little while and then got into the car to drive the almost 4 hours down to Austin.
We got to Austin a little too late to go out the first night but since none of us had showered since St. Louis we all were ok with just using the night to recharge. We slept in a little and then we went to a BBQ restaurant about 20 miles outside of the center of Austin called The Salt Lick. It is a classic Open Pit BBQ ...
... we got them as take aways and sat in a square eating them hoping that we would not be accosted by home less people. Overall a great day. A long one but an interesting and varied one. Hard work to be a tourist in a city! Forgot to mention that when we walked past the car in the morning we noticed a parking ticket or a violation as it was called issued a bit after 8 on Boxing day morning. A fine of $20 to be paid which was at least cheaper than the hotel's overnight parking fee of ...
... the ceiling cracks sprung forth down the ferns into the pool. I hiked across and began my yoga routine barefoot in the sand. Even the sounds are smoothed out softly along the water and stone. I imagined what it would be like to find this. I imagined the Natives and how sacred of a place this must have been. I soaked my roots here. Diving and Swimming filled some significant, but unwatched amount of time. Hiking out felt like leaving your favorite pub or coffee shop, ...
... 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, ...
... order machines prevailed. We'll wait until we get to Austin to take care of that chore.
Just after we entered the park, Lynn spotted a flock of wild turkeys, about forty or fifty in number. They're called Rio Grande turkeys and range from Kansas to Mexico. This is their roosting season and the young poults stay with the hen in large groups. We hope to see more of them in the morning. We got situated and took a short walk to the Bird Blind near ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center
- Business Services
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