Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Austin, TX

Tina's son is moving to Austin, so we are driving down to "help" him move. I use the term loosely. Fortunately, he doesn't have furniture he's taking. He'll take clothes and personal belongings, and we'll help with that. This is our vacation, so we're planning to stay four nights but just have three days to do things. Since I want to go to all the presidential libraries, we're going to the LBJ Library and probably the LBJ Ranch, too. We also found something fun to do at night - the Cosmic Cowboy Tour. Check it out HERE. We're staying at the Radisson downtown, so we can take the trolley to places and not have to drive. (I know you'll be glad about that, Tug, and that we'll get there at night and leave on Sunday.) OK, it looks as if those trolleys are chartered by groups for tours. We can walk to many places we want to go and figure something out.

Well, we'll probably have to drive if we go to the LBJ Ranch this time. Something I don't understand is why they call what looks like a river that runs through the city "Town Lake." Maybe I'll find out.

Any suggestions for places to go, things to do, and restaurants we'd like?

10 comments:

froggy said...

Have a fun time!

Bob said...

Austin is one of my favorite cities. We used to visit it often when I was grwoing up because my mother had family there. i was always impressed--eevn as a wee gay lad--how liberal and cosmopolitan it was for a city in Texas.
I always tell Carlos we should move to Austin and, oy, he gives me such a look.

lelocolon said...

have fun and enjoy.

Wonder Man said...

I haven't been there but I heard it was nice

David Dust said...

It's times like these that I wish I had a ton of money, because I'd fly my butt down there and join you. AND I'd make Ginger meet us too!

Have fun!!!

XOXOXOXOXOXO

Joy said...

Since her son is moving there, Tina and I plan to go down and visit him some, so we'll have more chances to do this. Wouldn't that be so much fun!!!

Joy said...

I've heard that, Bob. Good!

Miss Ginger Grant said...

Auntie Flame you're gonna be so close to me!! Someday we will have to get it together!

PS Drink plenty of water in Austin! It's hot as blazes there!

Joy said...

We will, Miss Ginger! For sure! The weather is like that here, too. Now it's been raining every day, too, which makes steam along with the humidity that just hangs in the air anyway. Palm trees and parrots will spring up here soon!

Berry Blog said...

Texas is just big....that's about all I can say about it except that it seems to attract a lot of my former students