Hampton Inn Austin-Round Rock
Travel Blogs from Round Rock
I'm going to miss this city a lot. Today was a scorchahhh but we did a lot and I am now 50 shades of brown. Lunch was at a food trailer park on south congress. It's exactly what it sounds like. I was feeling adventurous and tried a rattlesnake & rabbit sausage with sauerkraut and onions. It was also exactly what it sounds like. Interesting tasting, 3/5 would eat again. Claudia enjoyed an elk sausage and it stink up my car. After lunch we went swimming at Barton ...
... sight-seeing. There was one more Austin attraction that we had to see before the conference started full-swing - the Congress Street Bridge bats. Every year from March to November, 750,000 bats(the largest urban bat colony in the world) make the bridge their home. By August, the population swells to 1.5 million as many of the bats have bat babies. Every night around sunset, the bats emerge on the East side of the bridge to go feed on insects. We were determined ...
... 8217;t have to be up early in the morning.
On Sunday Filorela takes me to another weird and wonderful Austin institution – chicken ***** bingo. The small, unassuming bar off the highway is packed with people and small country band playing in the corner. There’s a friendly, crammed atmosphere with plenty of cow boy hats and locals with a ton of character. The main draw here today is the bingo. On a pool table there is a board with a bunch ...
... a Wednesday night, and going 'downtown' anywhere isn't really my scene, but there's nothing wrong with getting an all-around perspective. I had fun, and thoroughly enjoyed Matts company.
My mental clock is a little screwed up right now, so my sleep patterns are all over the board and I didnt get up until almost one today, but I need to be well rested for Sunday anyway ...
We also have one more planning meeting with our team. We've had a few chances to interact with the 12 others that we will be traveling with to Botswana including a picnic and a group car wash. Each of our team members is so sweet and I really think we'll travel well together. In our little group we have a nurse, a hair dresser, a couple ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center
- Free parking