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the 600 mi/day trip was uneventful & the rain gods remained w/ us.. arrived in round rock, texas, being greeted w/ below freezing temps.. courtesy of the polar vortex..
on monday morning, enduring 10 degrees (w/ the wind chill) we showed up at the tc dealership, namely princess craft.. we needed to drop off the truck to be oufitted w/ an ...
... gig at the w/e of a British band, good times :) Rainey street is odd but cool, they all look like houses then some are actually bars & restaurants it's awesome! Bangers had 2 pint steins too, which would have made the boys happy! They played fishing in the dark too, so I got caught singing in the toilet oops hehe! As I was waiting for the bus back to the hostel, a guy walked past wearing a pair of google glasses - how ur real - from the front ...
... Terry was driving not me. In fact, I still haven't done any driving! We then took the scenic route from Houston to Austin.
Once clear of Houston we drove about 130 miles through scenic rolling hills, farmland and forest all the way to the suburbs of Austin.
Checked into a Super 8 Motel downtown Austin, just off the freeway, and plan to explore the city of Austin tomorrow.
Not too many snaps today as we were in the Jeep most of the ...
... we liked Austin a lot better. It has a quirky vibe to it and more space to hang out and enjoy your time. San Antonio seemed to be equal parts 1) typical big city, 2) theme park, and 3) River Walk geared to get tourists to open wallets.
Overall, we really enjoyed our time in Eastern and Central Texas. Stay tuned for our next entry, in which you'll hear all about Lajitas, Texas, the Rio Grande, border patrols, Bid Bend National Park, and the beer-drinking goat mayor!
... wife Nicki came, too. Justin, Kevin, and Jen also made the trip from Portland, and our friend Jason from Austin and his brother Dean joined the festivities.
This was a special week for the Texas fans. Texas coaching legend Darrell K. Royal passed away on Wednesday at the age of 88, and the flags were flying at half-mast. For those of you unfamiliar with Texas football, Coach Royal was the inventor of the wishbone offense in 1968. ...
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