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Today we went to Austin, the live music capital of the world.
Getting out of Houston took some time because....you guessed it......it's huge. It also has massive highway interchanges which look like a pile of discarded electrical cables.....and at first glance they look about the same width as those cables. We drive in …
In the interest of throwing a stick in the gears of an otherwise empty weekend, I decided to kidnap two of my dearest girly-pals and jet set ('car set,' rather) to that great big nerve center of Tejas scholarship and government - the one, the only, THE Austin, TX. And in answer to all of the utterly ****, rainbow tie-dye "Keep Austin Weird" (and …
... the lookout for Natty Flats. We found it after driving about five miles on 281. Natty Flats is a collection of old looking buildings and one very large cedar rocking chair (see picture). Two of the buildings are restaurants, one is a rustic furniture store and one is a mill where they cut the wood for the furniture. We were not the only ones there, there were four RVs and occupants from OR. The rocking chair ...
... 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, ...
... world, looking at this mountain and seeing 4 60 ft. tall faces. Lincoln, Roosevelt, Washington, and Jefferson, carved into a mountain because Washington represents the birth of the nation, Jefferson is expansion, Lincoln is preservation, and Roosevelt is expansion. Pretty cool. We did the Junior Ranger Program there too.
From Rushmore we drove the same day to the Badlands. That is an incredible national. I wasn't as fond if it as Big Sur, but ...
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