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... else, remember the name “Mike”. This young fella has served two times in Iraq and, believe me, we would have paid anything for just his service in the military. After we saluted him, he gave us a deal. Would you want to be packing the roads in a midsized Dodge we had reserved or a lonesome Suburban sitting in the lot that called out to our luggage, “rent me”! Mike not only gave us the ...
we relished the solitude..
were kept entertained by leaping deer & diving eagles..
and warmed by the campfire..
all whilst enjoying perfectly clear night skies
w/ a full moon to boot...
Spent the ...
... filled to capacity. 6th street, conveniently split into West 6th - slightly more up-market, and East, or "Dirty 6th" which is wall-to-wall bars and pedestrianised at night to help everyone get smashed safely.
From downtown we headed over to what I'm told is an Austin "must", the Oasis bar, which has stunning views from the veranda out over Lake Travis (sadly low after three years of drought). The people on jet skis ...
... I take Jersey on the road towards Austin.
Luckily, the drive is only 80 miles. A piece of cake. We take it slow, spending a bit of time at an outlet mall, and searching high and low for a new fridge to replace the one I broke. Our search takes us to Cabelas, which can only be described as Blairīs all-time favourite store. Greater, Blair declares, than the Museum of Natural History in New York, combined with your classic New Zealand Hunting and Fishing shop. ...
... see and enjoy a beach on this trip.
Some things about the stay were not ideal. The bathrooms and laundry were up on stilts and liked to rock back and forth while you were using them. Weird. It didn't help that most of the town came to this campground to do laundry. Apparently, there weren't many laundering options in town. We ran into some, shall we say, colorful characters.
One last word about this part of Texas. Most of the buildings were up on ...
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