La Quinta Inn Austin South / IH35
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... headquarters. There were many excellent speakers for the Opening Ceremonies including Ban Ki Moon's Secretary General (?) who read to us an inspiring message written for us by BKM himself. The former ambassador to Indonesia and a current US UN officer spoke with the kids about careers in International Relations.
The best part was sitting in the General Assembly where UN ...
Sam rolled up again this morning to join us for breakfast.
Our plan today was to walk down to the Austin Visitor's Centre and take the Austin Duck Adventure Tour. This is a tour around Austin on a bus, not just any old bus,.....this one is an amphibious bus!
We got down to 6th St at 10:50 and picked out tickets up for the tour. Looking through the Visitors centre there was all sorts of merchandise with the catch cry "Keep Austin Weird". I ...
Early morning chauffeured SUV ride to the airport.
Flew first class! We can used to flying that way!
A little delayed leaving o'hare - 3 hours! Due to weather at JFK.
Late night drive to Rochester. We will get there around 2am. It'll be worth it to see Connor and grandma Fuhrman!
Highlight? The kids got to sit in the ...
... Most days I had to cruise round town reporting on unofficial parties for SXSW to earn my badge which wasn't so bad. My two partners - Spence the firefighter and Jezzika the 'kooky' Asian UT student would join me for the rounds and we'd load up on all the free drinks and free swag we could find before searching out the next party. When not 'On Duty' I'd chill with Clara, Phil, Hannah their friend from home, Simon and the banner crew doing exactly the same ...
... to try a crazy donut too, but oh well. Next time! So we headed back to 6th street and grabbed Amy's Icecream, which was very good! However we were very full and had tapped out at that point!
Once we had finished eating, we went back to our hotel and got ready to celebrate the new year! We went to our friends house and enjoyed a quiet evening watching the ball drop and spending time with friends. It was wonderful! Happy 2013!!!
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Business Services
- Free parking