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... from Maryland who have moved there, so we envision another trip to the UK in the future.
By staying in B&Bs and our 1 Couchsurfing stay we met real everyday
residents, and not just the hotel bellboy. We thoroughly enjoyed our
late night conversations with our hosts and learned a lot about the
countries and people we wouldn't have learned from a guide book.
are really friendly, even in the big city. In that ...
So today we decided to try and do some more touristy things but we were restricted slightly by the decision to spend as little as possible. We wandered towards the train station in the hot weather and took a ride downtown. The one place we knew we wanted to go to was the well known Texas State Capitol so we walked in that general direction. I don't know whether the forces of the universe had heard our desires to be stingy today but we were soon ...
... Everything except a bloody 12-volt fridge. Oh well. Ice will have to do for now.
We arrive late, to secure the very last spot in the popular McKinney Falls State Park. Waking up the next morning, I remember with some ounce of dread that it is my 27th birthday. After a slow start and a lovely birthday massage (thanks Blair), we head into the city and the feast to drown my sorrows begins.
Starting in SoCo (meaning SOuth of COngress), ...
... for at least a hundred cars.
Inside we found picnic tables well attended by several guests, even though it was just after noon. We were met by a congenial young guy, Matt, who gave us a minor tour of the cooking area and released us to find a table. To our good fortune, we picked a table in his area. He explained the types of barbecue that they had to offer, including a relatively new ...
... we were able to walk around while we waited. Stretch our legs a bit. After lunch in Durango we were on to ABQ, had a blast once we got there checking out Old Town with Sophie (Rebecca's MOH for those who need a refresher :) This was a quick stop though, got in around 5pm 10/19 and were out by 6am 10/20. Would have loved to see Santa Fe....but there wasnt enough time, so very sad we missed it! But I guess that will be another adventure for another trip. On the way ...