Sands Motel of Austin

4710 Hwy 290 W, Austin, Texas, 78745, United States | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Austin

The Long Drive #1

A travel blog entry by edddadams on Jun 08, 2014

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... last night and picked up all our tatty clean boxers and ran off with them. Thought sinking in that they've gone feeling upset that I'm gonna have to wear my boxers for another day making it the fourth day in a row. To cheer ourselves up we headed to IHOP: international home of pancakes, for some pancakes. Driving out of Amarillo we stopped at the Cadillac Ranch, a graveyard of half buried Cadillacs. Stopped off at Palo Duro Canyon next the second largest canyon in America. We ...

Christmas Eve in Austin

A travel blog entry by agnetasherborne on Dec 24, 2013

... more in a town very dead indeed but where you could se that it would be quite a lively one any other day. Quite funky with lots and ls of bars and music places. A place easy to get around for all those university students with the campus very close indeed to the State Capitol . A city with charm f sorts and Andreas limed it a lot. Had a snack in a park, realised that to eat at a restaurant was not an option and got more supplies at ...

Keep Austin Weird!

A travel blog entry by emstreeter on Aug 13, 2013

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... were being kicked out of the bar we were in. We walked around for a few minutes trying to find somewhere else to go to and we came across 3 guys from Austin. Two were so very Texan! Clean shaven faces, strong Southern accents and cowboy boots! George asked them where we could go now. To our amusement, Austin has a 2am lock out - no alcohol can be served after this time. However, there is a nightclub you can go to that serves water and red bull. But luckily it was closed - imagine ...

Rounding Third Base and on the Home Stretch

A travel blog entry by bmlevinson on May 02, 2013

... world, looking at this mountain and seeing 4 60 ft. tall faces. Lincoln, Roosevelt, Washington, and Jefferson, carved into a mountain because Washington represents the birth of the nation, Jefferson is expansion, Lincoln is preservation, and Roosevelt is expansion. Pretty cool. We did the Junior Ranger Program there too.

From Rushmore we drove the same day to the Badlands. That is an incredible national. I wasn't as fond if it as Big Sur, but ...

Warmer is the Word

A travel blog entry by ralphieboyo on Jan 16, 2013

6 comments, 18 photos

... a bit. But after our lunch break, it came from the left, or north. This adds quite a bit of a challenge to driving Shorty. Only one gust really got our attention. The rest of it was just the tedium of correcting the steering to compensate for the minor and consistent gusts. All an all it's a bit tiring, even for an advanced middle-ager like myself.


Our goal was the South Llano River Texas State Park. As we learned later, the ...

 

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