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... and clean and aquamarine blue and being well traversed by kayakers and paddle boarders all day every day. The zenith of the experience is Barton Springs pool which is sourced by underground springs with icy cold water and surrounded by pecan trees that provide welcome respite from the merciless Texan summer sun. I dismissed the idea of combatting the weekend crowds and queues but spent a blissful Monday morning there people and bird watching in between refreshing dips.
... as the ribs and the fatty meat disintigrated as it hit your tongue. It is hard to completely descirbe how good it was but as Dave put it, as soon as the first bite was taken the two hour wait completely vanished from our minds, and we would happily wait that long any time.
After Franklin’s we left our rental and headed out to McKinney Falls State Park where we would be camping for the next few nights. Dave and Sam accompanied us and got to ...
... eucalyptus, black Angus cattle instead of Hereford, all wood fences instead of 7 strands of wire.
Lunch was at a Texas Bar B Cue joint in Palestine. I was drawn to it by the large number of cars outside. The sandwich was delicious. Seems like everyone in town showed up for takeout or a meal. The owner's best friend (who had served in the Army then come home to work with his buddy) said it had been going for thirty years.
A 5 hour drive from Louisiana took us over the Texan border and eventually to our camp site in Austin. On crossing the border we stopped for photos next to the 'Welcome to Texas' sign. Murray had just one the first set of the Wimbledon final so we had a photo with the Union Flag to show our support. Back in the car we quickly fell asleep, and awoke to the news Murray had won Wimbledon! Must have been our photo. ...
... happy with his work when we spoke. I suppose that when you do as many of these procedures are he does, they all kind of seem similar. But this case was a bit worse than most and he seemed gratified that the outcome was so good.
A little while later, the recovery room nurse called and gave me an update and room number. I went ahead and found Kathy's room, then just hung out until the staff wheeled her in. She arrived at about 7:30 ...
Other places to stay in Austin
Bouldin, Austin | 4 star hotelfrom $182
- Nice but needs room makeover
- Not too good
- Terrific staff! Great location.
University of Texas - Austin, Austin | 4 star hotelfrom $179
South River City, Austin | 4 star hotelfrom $377
- Terrific Hotel
- Just okay....
- Consistent top rated hotel in town
Bouldin, Austin | 3 star hotelfrom $180
- Embassy Suites...Average Hotel, Ideal location
- Free beer!!
- Good hotel, careless housekeeping
Bouldin, Austin | 3 star hotelfrom $179
- Radisson Austin Great
- Great Location and price
- Fine and dandy
Downtown, Austin | 4 star hotelfrom $187
- It's a decent hotel for a decent price--staff great!
- Dreamy beds, gracious staff
- Nice Hotel, but a terrible stay
St. Johns, Austin | 3 star hotelfrom $134
South River City, Austin | 3 star hotelfrom $152
Downtown, Austin | 4 star hotelfrom $232
- Great Hotel
- Great Stay, Very Comfortable
- Hilton Austin Convention Center
St. Johns, Austin | 4 star hotelfrom $136
Southeast Austin, Austin | 4 star hotelfrom $130
- Some quirks, great food
- Uncomfortable Stay
- Nice stay - see our photos !
Downtown, Austin | 4 star hotelfrom $191
- Great downtown location
- A Fabulous Hotel in my opinion
- Convenient downtown location
St. Johns, Austin | 2 star hotelfrom $61
University Hills and Windsor Park, Austin | 3 star hotelfrom $146
9721 Arboretum Blvd, Austin | 4 star hotelfrom $202
- Beautiful place, fantastic location
- Perfect weekend getaway
9515 Hotel Drive, Austin | 3 star hotelfrom $102
East Cesar Chavez, Austin | 3 star hotelfrom $164
- Ok room, but Crowne needs to work on Cleanliness
- Great Place at a Great Price
- Loved the Crown!
Downtown, Austin | 3 star hotelfrom $226
St. Johns, Austin | 3 star hotelfrom $125
East Riverside - Oltorf, Austin | 3 star hotelfrom $120
North Crossing, Austin | 3 star hotelfrom $114
Downtown, Austin | 2 star hotelfrom $202
- Gliding Revolution-Downtown Segway Glide
- Excellent choice for downtown Austin!
Downtown, Austin | 4 star hotelfrom $197
- Great if you get a deal..
- Cozy and classy
- The lowdown
7800 N Interstate Highway 35, Austin | Hotelfrom $65
Downtown, Austin | 4 star hotelfrom $202
- Overrated - This is really a bad choice
- The Beautiful Driskill
- Beautiful, historic, fantastic service
Downtown, Austin | 4 star hotelfrom $211
- My favorite Austin hotel
- Rooms are fine, but service is lacking
- Nice rooms -- shame about the road noise!