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Okay, I know I skipped yesterday, but once you read this you will understand why. We left Weatherford yesterday morning about 9:30 and proceeded west before we could turn south. We decided to take 281South instead of dealing with I-35, but first we had to go west on I-20 for about five miles. If you remember, Sat night dinner was catered by an outfit called Natty Flats BBQ so after turning south on 281, we ...
... for musicians to jam. It also happens to be the place a young waitress (Janice Joplin) got her start. In this place I had to go with the special - Chicken Fried Steak with gravy, Fried Okra and San Antonio Squash. It was fantastic (sorry, no pics - I was starving and it looked too good to snap one) and a real thrill to eat in such a historic music spot.
I also had to see ...
... into the campground since it is off of interstate 35 on University property with a big parking lot. One can bike from the campground to one of the bike trails by using the sidewalks and it is an easy ride. Bikers are all over this city on the sidewalks, streets and trails. Very bike friendly. The Visitor Center, Texas Museum and Capitol are all good places to visit. We loved this campground, this city and people that live ...
... For those of you who have never been in a marching band, 8 to 5 means 8 equal sized steps for every 5 yards. When I was in the band at Iowa State, we drilled this over and over again until we could take a 22 1/2" step without looking down at the lines anymore. That is how bands can take a complicated formation and hold it while moving down the field, just like Texas did. I really liked the fact that they moved the majority of the show rather ...
... the psychotic cat, and in Snellers case, playing Hot Wheels - a BFF only activity. When Lynne finished her calls for the day, we went for lunch at the "good" fast food place, Chick-fil-a, which served only chicken stuff and was actually far far better than mcdonalds etc! Then we went to check out the Capitol building, which was just as impressive inside as out, with portraits of all the former Texas governors lining the walls, inc most recently, George Bush. There ...
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- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
- Pets allowed