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... faves) and then returned home. Once we arrived back the bourbon tasting began. Ryan and Christina are big bourbon collectors, unfortunately Kaitlyn and I are not big bourbon drinkers. They offered us numerous samples, we tried a few but the quality was really lost on me. I greatly appreciated their willingness to let me try them, just not for me.
Our last day in Austin began with a slightly hungover stop at Paco’s Tacos. After discussing tacos ...
... to spread the traffic around & our route although being quite a long roundabout route had very little traffic, you wouldn't of thought there was a major event on! These Yanks do seem quite good at organising things properly, I can remember the 20 min trip home from an airshow in Perth taking us 3 hours!!! Picked our spot at turn 1 a little bit further back than I would of liked, but it was pretty packed & it turned out to have a pretty good ...
... but really refreshing. We relaxed there till 6pm then went to get some traditional BBQ. I got pulled pork and mac and cheese, it was so good as defiantly a must if you ever visit Texas. We then we all so tired and full from the food that we went back to camp and chilled out before going to ...
This was by far my favorite day.
We hadn't gotten much sleep since my arrival, so sleeping in on Saturday morning felt AMAZING. It was very much needed!
Eventually we woke up and prepared ourselves for the day. Emily made us a great breakfast so we'd have lots of energy for our trip to Lake Travis. Once we were dressed and ready to go we made the drive out to the lake to go zip lining!
Let me just say, ...
... up in my research was everyone who had advice gave this same tip: make sure the suit is top-quality. Children will notice a cheap outfit and if they do, your cover is blown. You can't be the Santa that convinces children Santa isn't real.
The more I read and learned, the more I realized that how well I pull this off is up to nobody but me. I decided right away that I couldn't just be a guy in a suit pretending to be Santa Claus. I made up my mind ...
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!