Red Roof Inn Austin - South
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... A legacy that Austin would like to forget. An era the whole country would like to put behind us, forever.
Austin is a beautiful place with its rocky hills, springs, streams and lakes. The Texas State Capitol is beautiful pink granite and, although modeled after the U.S. Capitol, is a little taller, just like Texas. Wear your hat a little taller and your pants a little longer.
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... the drivers were to make an appearance in the afternoon so we made sure we could be back from the track in time.We headed to the track to pickup our tickets and managed to sweet talk our way into a VIP Pit Walk. (The locals love our Aussie Accent). This gave us the opportunity to catch up with Mike Frost at McLaren. We arranged to have dinner at a steakhouse in Downtown Austin before heading back to the Microsoft shop in time to see ...
... for musicians to jam. It also happens to be the place a young waitress (Janice Joplin) got her start. In this place I had to go with the special - Chicken Fried Steak with gravy, Fried Okra and San Antonio Squash. It was fantastic (sorry, no pics - I was starving and it looked too good to snap one) and a real thrill to eat in such a historic music spot.
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... Clock Tower where a shooter killed so many students decades ago (the security guard that killed the shooter just died this week. The Library (even had a section about our mayor of Providence being a Head Start graduate) was great, very interesting. The University of Texas is huge over 50,000 students (thank heavens they started their spring break this week). I was driving the RV and it was easy to drive the roads through ...
... br> Tonight was the last of the open houses and it was mobbed. I have no idea how many people saw Santa, but it felt like it was in the hundreds. For a solid 90 minutes, people came filing in. And a I had some epiphanies sitting there in my chair as children, parents, grandparents and adults of all ages filed through. There must have been well over 1,000 pictures taken tonight. At least two newborns were placed in my arms who were experiencing their ...
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