Austin Sight Seeing
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February 19th, 2005 – by: mahoney
After some history lessons on Texas we drove around the University of Texas-Austin campus. Saw the clock tower where Charles Whitman killed 17 people with sniper fire on August 1, 1966. What is it with Texas and towers anyways?
After the tour of the campus, we walked along "The Drag" and did some shopping amongst the eclectic and home-grown stores and vendor booths.
Had a late lunch at the Brick Oven Restaurant.
Went back to the hotel for a short nap and then headed downtown for dinner at Stubb's BBQ. I had heard about this place on the Travel Channel and was anxious to try the food. The food was ok, nothing spectacular. I've had better BBQ and the service was a little below par. They seemed more focused on the band that would be recording their concert that night then to their customers. Maybe I just caught them on a bad night.
Afterwards, went to 6th Street and checked out the entertainment. Strolled along and had a great time. Went back to the hotel after midnight. Tomorrow is the drive to Houston.
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