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... to visit us. Their plane was to arrive at 10:30a and we did not want to have to take the Scamp to the airport so we had arranged with the VRBO owner who’s house we were staying to park in the driveway in the early morning and come back to check-in late afternoon. Unfortunately their flight was delayed but luckily we were able to check-in to the house early. The house was very cool, it was a two bedroom two bath bungalow that had been nicely updated and ...
... heat and see the real Austin sights.
First stop Barton Springs - a 1000 foot long natural springs swimming pool. They even have a section partitioned off for dogs - it was kinda funny watching the owners out swimming with their pets - some even had arm bands etc which was cool. We walked about the huge park - watching people playing sports, doing yoga and playing music
Then we went to get some delicious Pizza (I really miss American Pizza!!) and headed ...
... leaders insisted we had one of these as an initiation to Austin. The bar man set up two glasses, one containing a blue spirit and the second a clear spirit. He explained the rules: he will shout "1, 2, 3", and we must shout "give me the blue, give me the blue, give me the blue!" If we did not shout loud enough he would not give us the drink. Once he gave us the blue drink we then had to shout "give me the wave, ...
... would look better. She also told me that Clarissa, one of our interns, would be my handler. Everything seemed simple enough; I just to go around to a bunch of guest rooms and deliver baskets the hotel made up, then swing through the restaurant and ballrooms for photo opps during the brunch seatings.
A couple of weeks after that meeting, the seamstress had me try on the suit again with the vest she made out of a banquet table cloth. It looked ...
... It was about 3 short blocks away from the Sheraton so we walked there. By chance, we discovered the place was still open to the public; we rushed in there with about 20 min. to spare and snapped photos of the dome and an interesting tile floor with a decoration resembling a phallus. It could be an arrow or a mushroom, but to us it looks like what it is.
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