Western Hills Motel
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... and framed randomly with trees reaching out of the lake's dark heart. An eerie enough site made more so by a heavy cloud burst as we rode above the marshes and the gnarled heads of Wally gators.
We paused at Lafayette for lunch in an old style diner named Dwyer's. We made it just in the nick of time for the "home style" meal. A sweet old lady behind the counter rattled off the menu then dished us up some Southern fried catfish, shrimp stew with green salad, ...
... book shops, costume supplies, clothing and food trucks. Whilst there we managed to pick up another intrepid traveller, this one all the way from Australia, Iain, and we swept him along on our adventure. We coaxed him along with promises of indoor s'mores and fabulous smoothies and I'm proud to say we delivered on both counts! I'd always heard of s'mores from movies or TV shows but been somewhat baffled by their exact ingredients but a coffee shop in Austin has cottoned ...
... in the most random way. I ended up getting a box filled of stuff, kind of like a salad box, minus the salad. The place we were staying was nice, a bit out of the centre but it was a million times better than the place in New Orleans and there was a Doberman and cats which was nice & homey. Like New Orleans it's all about the nightlife so we just wandered round the neighbourhood, found a Mexican market to get some normal ...
So I'm off to see a friend of mine in Austin, Texas. I'm heading North to catch the main highway (10) and I start to see the landscape change. I drive through the Douglas Mountain Range and a few mountain passes and notice things are starting to get a little greener. I drive for several hours when I finally see signs of life - a sign that I am close to my destination.
So i arrived in Austin and the first impression I got was the redneck cab driver taking me from the airport to my hostel just repeatedly telling me how the Dallas Cowboys (American football team) suck, in a slightly retarded way, reinforcing all the stereotypical preconceptions I had in my head.. Thankfully Austin has since changed that impression! Met up with John boy and a few of his SXSW crew at a bar in town for a beer the first ...
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