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More Austin Adventures

Posted on April 21, 2019 by under Travel.    

Just a few pics that we took while we were in Austin…

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Cool guitar decor in the middle of the hotel lobby.

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We found some more while strolling around town. I guess guitars are kind of their thing there. It is the live music capital of the world after all.

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After lunch at Easy Tiger, we checked out the Yeti store by our hotel.

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Then we went to tour the State Capitol.

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There are lots more photos on Flickr. Clicking on one of the above photos will take you to the album where you can scroll through the rest of them.

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This is a nice green space downtown that we always walked by to and from our hotel. It was a beautiful day and lots of people were hanging out on the lawn.

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The adjacent building has a nice foodcourt with lots of food options and also good happy hour specials.

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Foodcourt pics follow…

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It wasn’t so busy when we first arrived but, within the next thirty minutes to an hour, it started to get crazy.

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Here’s what we had.

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The next morning, I talked Brian into going to the Hotel Van Zandt near the Rainey District. My original thought was that we would have brunch at Geraldine’s, it a cute restaurant inside the hotel.

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One of the best things about Geraldine’s is they have live music even at brunch.

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We didn’t end up eating at Geraldine’s because, after looking at the menu, Brian decided that the food was too frou-frou and he wasn’t in the mood for it.

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We opted for the more casual Cafe 605 instead.

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After breakfast, we did some exploring downtown. Here’s a picture of us in front of the Driskill hotel downtown.

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This historic boutique hotel is so authentic, it even smelled old!

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This is a picture of a really cool church building that we passed on our way to the Blanton Museum of Art.

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We went to check out the Words Matter exhibit.

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They had a typewriter that you could play with.

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I thought using a typewriter would be like riding a bike so I decided to demonstrate it on video. I used to use a typewriter as a child so I figured I knew how to use it. Well, it turned out to be the most hilarious video ever because I couldn’t figure out how to make a new line. Watch below.

Now I remember why it’s a called a “Return” key — because of the carriage return. I looked for that stinkin’ key forever. LOL.

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In case you are wondering how we got around, we used these electric scooters for rent which were everywhere.

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The Jump ones are only 15 cents a minute on your Uber app.

Here’s video of Brian explaining how they work.

The electric scooters were scary to me at first because you just feel really vulnerable while on one. Plus, it’s so confusing because we saw people use them on the sidewalks and on the streets. There seemed to be no rules at all.

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Anyway, after Brian convinced me to try them and, upon realizing that the scooters are so much faster than walking, the scooters turned out to be our preferred mode of transportation in Austin and we may or may not have gotten carried away (as you can tell from all the scooter chargers on our credit card).

You can hear more about our Austin scooters experience in the above Facebook live video that we shot while we were at Cafe 605 inside the Hotel Van Zandt in Austin.

That’s all for now. GNG!

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