Austin Marriott North
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... sight-seeing. It was about 75 degrees out and somewhat humid (not horrid, but you could feel it).
We drove up to the UT campus: it wasn't far away, but we thought we might be able to find longer-term parking up there. We did find a parking lot that seemed to be permit-only M-F but open and free on weekends. It was overcast, and there was a breeze, which reduced the sense of heat and humidity. We strolled around the campus, looking at the "main building" and the ...
... we needed to to. The first was Pork Ribs, the second, a cowboy hat, the third, get smashed, the fourth, go line dancing. We made an effort to not eat anything else untill we had forfilled this desire of Pork Ribs. The ribs were pretty desent but kind of a let down but either way finding them was a good adventure.
We then walked around downtown Austin to find a cowboy hat. This took us the majority of the day mainly because we got lost and ended up in the University of ...
... at the beautiful architecture while perhaps stopping at the bar for a drink. From the Driskill we merely walked up and down 6th Street to give my mom a better understanding of what 6th Street is all about. Lined with bars and offering exceptional people watching opportunities, in my books 6th Street is one of the best venues for Bachelorette parties.
That was basically it for our Austin visit, short and ...
We are on the move again. Today, we head to Austin, which is not only the capital city of Texas, but one of the most liveable cities in the USA. As usual, Mum determined that we could explore some more of Texas on the way.
It was a cooler morning with the temperature at 77'F (25'C). Mum and Lisa had promised to take me to Schlitterbahn, voted the world's best waterpark, but the lower temperature made them decide against it.
On the way there, ...
When traveling in Texas in the past, I'd always landed in Dallas, and departed from Dallas, and never spent much time on the interstates. I was to learn on this trip and Texas is a land unto itself in its road designs. Maneuvering the major highways through Dallas and Austin and Houston became quite a challenge. The issue is frontage roads. Texas really likes frontage roads (they call them feeders). I guess it's because the state is so spacious that they can ...
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