Austin - Soaking in the Sights

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Group photo in Texas Senate chamber

 

Austin - Soaking in the Sights

 

After our meetup fun, five of us gathered at 10:00 a.m. the next morning for sightseeing fun:

 

1. david_lachance - David, Austin, TX, US   www.travbuddy.com/david_lachance

2. frankrn - Francisco, San Juan, Puerto Rico   www.travbuddy.com/frankrn
3. gwizzle17 - Gwen,
Austin, TX, US   www.

travbuddy.com/gwizzle17

4. RabdargabRussian - Elizabeth, Austin, TX, US  www.travbuddy.com/RabdargabRussian
5. travelman727 - Mark,
Overland Park, KS, US   www.travbuddy.com/travelman727

 

Fortunately for us, David took the bull by the horn and led our Austin expedition.

 

Our first stop was the Texas state capital. Before entering, we shot pictures of the University of Texas Longhorns football stadium and the magnificent exterior of the legislative building. Inside, David hooked us up with a tour.

 

David made the experience a blast by sprucing up the outing with fun facts not mentioned by our guide.. For example, he informed us that the Texan troops were able to tell they which prisioner was Santa Anna because he was wearing silk underwear.

 

After our wonderful visit to the capital, we drove throught the entertainment hub of the bustling city. We checked out East and West 6th Street (formerly known as Pecan Street) as well as the Warehouse District.

 

Then we traveled north and said our goodbyes to Gwen and Elizabeth. Next, Francisco, David and I stopped nearby and grabbed a satisfying lunch at Papacito's Cantina.

 

Felicia linked up with us in time for dessert. After posing for one last picture, Francisco, Felicia and I parted company with David and headed south to San Antonio for part two of our terrific Texas TravBuddy meetups.

Quest says:
Glad you guys had a blast.. too bad I missed out. Hopefully next time...
Posted on: Dec 15, 2008
scubagirl76 says:
sounds like ya'll had a blast! wish I could have been there!
Posted on: Dec 15, 2008
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Group photo in Texas Senate chamber
Group photo in Texas Senate chamber
Were trying to keep Austin weird
We're trying to keep Austin weird
Texas Longhorns football stadium
Texas Longhorns football stadium
Texas state capital building
Texas state capital building
At one time, tallest capital bldg
At one time, tallest capital bldg
Francisco-Elizabeth-Me-Gwen-David
Francisco-Elizabeth-Me-Gwen-David
Capital entrance hall
Capital entrance hall
Santa Anna surrender to Sam Houston
Santa Anna surrender to Sam Houston
Sam Houston statue
Sam Houston statue
Francisco & Stephen F. Austin
Francisco & Stephen F. Austin
Gwen & Elizabeth soak up tour info
Gwen & Elizabeth soak up tour info
Lone Star featured at ceiling apex
Lone Star featured at ceiling apex
Gorgeous rotunda ceiling
Gorgeous rotunda ceiling
TX governor portraits - George Bush
TX governor portraits - George Bush
Former Texas governor, Ann Richards
Former Texas governor, Ann Richards
Guide & bust of 1st female governor
Guide & bust of 1st female governor
Gals enjoy learning Texas history
Gals enjoy learning Texas history
Painting of last moments of Alamo
Painting of last moments of Alamo
Christmas tree in TX House chamber
Christmas tree in TX House chamber
Left half of Texas House chamber
Left half of Texas House chamber
Francisco buys Texas postcards
Francisco buys Texas postcards
We wanna go home to the armadillo
We wanna go home to the armadillo
Thanks for the memories, Austin
Thanks for the memories, Austin
Tour Austins Warehouse District
Tour Austin's Warehouse District
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Francisco-Gwen-David-Elizabeth-Me
Time for lunch - Papacitos Cantina
Time for lunch - Papacito's Cantina
Francisco digs into 3 burrito plate
Francisco digs into 3 burrito plate
Want to share some of my dessert?
Want to share some of my dessert?
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Hostess-Me-Felicia-David-Francisco
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