Monday, October 5, 2015

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It was Saturday.
College Football Saturday.
Plenty of games in Texas.
I didn't watch a one.
I was busy!
We broke the border before noon at Texarkana and stopped at a very welcoming Welcome Center. This big, black Toyota Highlander in the parking lot let us know we had made it. We posed for pictures in cowboy hats waving a sign that read "Howdy, From Texas!", raided the Austin area tour guide section and were on our way. We wanted to make it to Austin by late afternoon, and we were right on schedule. Along the way, we passed near Mt. Pleasant, Sulphur Springs, Dallas, Waxahachie, Waco, Temple, Georgetown along with many others. In Waco, we passed right by the Baylor University football stadium. From the highway, you could see the stands were packed. The roads weren't. We sailed! We finally pulled into the apartment complex in the Bull Creek area (Northwest of Austin) about 5:45, and Justin met us there in the parking lot with the widest grin.
Was it for us?
Maybe it was his Audi, that he missed so much!
Anyway, we had made it.
2084.8 miles from our driveway.
We drove in 13 states all told.
From 'Ayah to Y'all' in 4 pretty easy days.
It was an experience!

19 comments:

  1. Hope you get to attend Austin City Limits. Don't know their schedule but while you are there, take in ALL the sights. Have fun!!

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  2. Sounds like a great trip. About four years ago we were spending the winter in San Antonio, just down I-35 from Austin. The owner of County Line BBQ drowned while driving his car through flash flood water running across the road. The racing water carried his car over half a mile down stream. You shouldn't have any trouble as the flash flood season is during winter and spring rains.
    There is often an hours+ wait for food at Franklin BBQ, but I hear it is worth it. Try their brisket.

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  3. Sounds like you had some fun along the way. So now you have to tell us how long you stayed and what you did. Did you go see the bats? I did that on my first trip to Austin and I'd do it again. It's something to see.

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  4. Sounds like you had a great trip. Are we going to get the return home as well?

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  5. Sounds like you had a great trip. Are we going to get the return home as well?

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  6. You made it! Every place you mentioned you went through in Texas (except Mt. Pleasant) has a beautiful historic courthouse. I wish you could have seen some. I reposted the one in Waco just this week! Welcome to Texas!

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  7. It is always feels great to step out of the car at your destination especially with a big smile to greet you!

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  8. Glad to hear that you made it all that way without untoward incident! But, remember, don't mess with Texas! And I shore hope y'all have one heck of a good time!"

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  9. You and Elenka were probably the only ones in Texas that day NOT going to a football game. :-)

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  10. Any road trip is an experience!!
    Have fun!

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  11. "From 'Ayah to Y'all' in 4 pretty easy days." Love it.

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  12. Great trip, have fun and relax!

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  13. Oh so you are on a road trip, how wonderful, I love road trips. I've been on a few from Toronto to Florida and back, east coast and back, and also to California and back..... sadly I have no-one to road trip with me now. :-(

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  14. Sounds like it was a good trip!

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  15. Sounds like you had a great road trip. My sister and her family live a little north of the Bull Creek area in Leander, which is where I'll be two weeks from tomorrow!

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  16. The state is bloody huge, isn't it? Wow, that drive would be like us going from here to Seattle. I couldn't handle it.

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  17. Glad you made it on time. Your drive sounds like it was fun. I like long drives if there is no real reason I have to be there at a specific time.

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