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... br> After Opening Ceremonies we went back to the hotel and changed and walked through Times Square to a New York pizzeria! We saw all the Broadway shows and bright lights of the cities. The kids almost fell asleep into their pizzas, so after all that excitement we all quickly checked back in to the hotel and went to sleep!
Sorry there is not more pictures - my phone died! I'll try to upload more from everyone else soon!
Nov. 16th stopped at the LBJ ranch on the way to Austin. We took the driving tour around the ranch and then the guided house tour. It was interesting to see. Evidently he spent 25% of his presendency at this ranch, hence it was called the Texas White House.
Austin, was pedal to the metal-everywhere! Everyplace we went it was busy. The highways had traffic jams, malls ...
... hood' days and how the mother of his son was in jail for prostitution. He also asked me what language English people speak and if we have a different alphabet. I loved it. He made the 3 hours go really fast and before I knew it I was in my hostel and met some really awesome people there.
The next day I went into Austin for a few hours but I was hot and couldn't really be bothered with sightseeing so went back. That night me and a few hostel people went to a fantastic ...
... the campus of the Texas state university, which was actually bigger than the town/city of Austin! It was huge and gorgeous, I would have loved to go to uni in a place like that! It's a big sports college and we stopped by their sports stadium which was massive ad Joseph told us it seats 100,000. Waawy. We passed by the Capitol building (where the Texas state government is) which looks strangely familiar (Washington DC seemed to have a similar building in white!) ...
So NOLA to Austin was supposedly 8 hours but it turned out to be more on the lines of 11.
We took Business 90- which had been described on the other side of NOLA (in Alabama) as "Scenic 90". On the western side of New Orleans it was not scenic- it was mostly sad. Lotsa swamp. Lotsa drive through daqueri bars. Lotsa gas stations that had slots attached.LOTSA trailer parks. It was ...