Hyatt Place Austin/Arboretum
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... were born and that was a big enough claim to fame in my blog.
And so to Austin; apart from a brief codicil in Dallas, the final scene in Act II.
In 2012 the FBI ranked Austin as the second safest major city in the U.S. That was comforting, but not necessarily the reason we chose Austin as our Swan Song for Act II of our American odyssey. The colloquial bumper-sticker, "Keep Austin Weird" is closer to the mark...but just between you and me, it was not ...
With New Orleans in the rearview mirror we headed towards Austin, TX, one of the cities I was most excited about before beginning our adventure. The first hour of the drive was pretty cool, traveling over mile after mile of swampy bayou, but the remaining seven were pretty dull. We arrived in Austin around 10:00p and decided to stay at Wal-Mart since it was late and we were exhausted from the drive. However, we did stop for some delicious Tex-Mex just outside ...
... picture this, us too in grungy backpackers clothes and flip flops being trailed through this swanky hotel and all its various bars - security guards stopping us to ask if we are ok - ie what are YOU doing here - everyone else looking like they have just walked off 5th Avenue - I amn't too sure it went down well when I said wed prefer to go to a normal bar
The rest of the night was spent bar hoping around Austin. A seriously great city to go out in. Our host ...
... leaders insisted we had one of these as an initiation to Austin. The bar man set up two glasses, one containing a blue spirit and the second a clear spirit. He explained the rules: he will shout "1, 2, 3", and we must shout "give me the blue, give me the blue, give me the blue!" If we did not shout loud enough he would not give us the drink. Once he gave us the blue drink we then had to shout "give me the wave, ...
... had never eaten anything like it before in our lives, a super sweet thick syrup with delicious cinnamon oozing out of all sides. We did a bit of shopping and ate some amazing Chicken and cheese wrapped in Jalapeņos and amazing single serve Nachos. Costing a total of $10. Still cannot get over how cheap food is in America!!!! We continued on our shopping spree and ended up walking 14ks in total. Our feet were not impressed, especially after walking all day in ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
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