La Quinta Inn & Suites Austin Southwest at Mopac
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... quickly lost car#2 in the rearview mirror. Somehow we ended up west of town at Washington Park. Honestly, we had real intentions of not stopping until we rolled down the windows at the International Rose Test Garden and stopped and smelled the roses!! Wow, wow, wow! You get my sniff?! This variety pack of color was unbelievable at twilight with names to match every rose.
It proved the perfect time to take ...
... Big (live oak) Tree
thought to be over 1000 yrs old..
it stands at 45ft, w/ a 35ft circ. & a 90ft crown
all the while surviving at least 50 hurricanes & floods..
gonna start heading back home tomorrow..
meanwhile, a couple of observations..
you know you're in Texas ...
... English!) though.
Lots of Sunday was spent driving round looking for a hot sauce festival, and although we never actually saw it, it was a good way of warming up for the evening's activity of watching World's End and then having a PT burger. Say what you will, I feel like I've lived like a Texan since I've been here and my hosts have been absolutely lovely. There will be plenty of time for culture in my next stop: Washington, DC.
... sandwiches while watching an awesome rock band, with harmonica and double bass, get people dancing in the streets, and we try most of the flavours of saltwater taffy on offer at the old-fashioned candy store.
Further downtown, we walk along Ladybird Lake (a dammed part of the river). There is a town hike and bike trail here and everyone seems to be out exercising with their dogs. There is paddle boarding, pedal boating, and party boats. Given that my ...
... Antonio. We had two main things on the agenda, The Alamo, and the River Walk.
The Alamo is pretty much what you would expect. It's an old Spanish mission that's been repaired and altered over the years, and now they have added a museum, an IMAX theater, and a gift shop. We saw some artifacts, including Davy Crockett's bear-hunting knife and rifle and one of Jim Bowie's famous knives. We also saw a firing demonstration of an old rifle and watched a movie about ...
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- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center
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