Sands Motel of Austin
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It was a good morning in Austin as we prepared to leave hipster-ville and head towards the Gulf Coast. I would first like to thank all this readers who texted me today, asking why I haven't posted a blog in a while! Haha, gotta give the fans what they want! With such an awesome time in Dallas, Zach and I wanted to keep the adrenaline going. For today's adventure, we booked ourselves at the local indoor skydiving place for a couple "flights." On my 30th ...
... 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 ...
... I used the day to get a feel for a few to see where I wanted to be for the race. Watched the F1 qualifying from 3 different vantage points, session 1 from the pit straight just before turn 1, session 2 from turns 2 & 3, then headed over the bridges to turn 16. As soon as the session ended I headed straight for the autograph session line thinking I'd be there early, but no, the lines, one for each team were already substantial. I was on a mission ...
... it's, 'are you carrying any concealed weapons?' And they ask it like its just another purse in your handbag! After all, its only so they can put your bag into the scanner and then you continue through to the building and continue on your day, carrying along you gun! - Where's slimy teeth now hey? Come and meet my new friends!!! We'll show you!
Ooh also I forgot to mention, while we were entering the grounds of the Congress buildings, We walked past another flock of ...
... inside as it was on fire! Very spicy. We then sampled some home made ice cream to take the mouth burn sensation away! The next day we got up and went and had some Texas BBQ. We were a little disappointed though. We got a sampler so we could try a few bits and pieces. Nothing was really amazing but it did the job. We then went for a look around Soco, as all the shops were open. We stopped in to get some Amy's ice cream as our friends from the previous night had recommended it. ...
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