The Inn at River Oaks Farm Lakeside
Travel Blogs from Austin
... for me is how do we know there are "almost" 1.5 million of them (I've heard this very specific count from several different sources) The sympathetic caring side of me asks what crime was committed by the poor individual(s) to be responsible for counting. The cynical side asks who would know if they just guessed?
... picture this, us too in grungy backpackers clothes and flip flops being trailed through this swanky hotel and all its various bars - security guards stopping us to ask if we are ok - ie what are YOU doing here - everyone else looking like they have just walked off 5th Avenue - I amn't too sure it went down well when I said wed prefer to go to a normal bar
The rest of the night was spent bar hoping around Austin. A seriously great city to go out in. Our host ...
... the Shawes. The kids
loved seeing them and it was just so fun hanging out and catching up.
That night we went to the Shady Grove for Alex's birthday dinner. The
Hamiltons and Miggins joined us along with some of Al's friends from law
school. The Shady Grove was great the second time around. It was
great to be with the Shawes, Miggins and Hamiltons. We could have
stayed all night. After a lengthy dinner that flew by, we went ...
... them and it had one of those tour guides that likes to
crack a joke every 2 minutes, but at least he was entertaining! The tour was
really great and San Antonio is the perfect place for a weekend break – lots of
great hotels and tonnes of cute little riverside restaurants and cafe’s. It was
a shame we were only there for the day but we ended it on a sweet note with
some much loved Haagen-Dazs which we both haven’t had in ages!
... and I even got a massage. This area of Austin is very village-like, as each house is a different business from Pilates to attorneys. When we finally decided to leave for San Antonio, it was Rush Hour and I35 was not moving. Asked the locals for an alternate route, but had to resort to a paper map. Guess what, S. Congress kind of parallels I35, so we got back on the highway when the traffic had dissipated. Next stop - San ...