The Capital of Texas

Today I started the day off with a good run with Gunner by rip-stick, he likes to pull me up and down the road. He gets good exercise and it makes him happy. When we got to Austin the first thing we did was the Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library. The library was awesome. There was even an animatronic LBJ. It was right next to the University of Texas football stadium. The stadium could hold 110,000 people, it was HUGE!

Then we went to the other side of campus onto “the drag” and had some hot dogs at “Frank”, a DDD (Diners, Drive ins, and Dives). I have been doing research on where interesting DDD’s are and saw it out of the corner of my eye. I shouted at my dad to stop(we were looking for a quick lunch) and I think it was a good pick to eat. We then went to the Texas state capitol building. The rotunda is huge. The Senate and House of Representatives was just like the United States capital building.

Later we picked up a family friend, Tim Martin, from Fargo that was in Austin for work. For supper we went to Saltlick BBQ which was the best barbecue place I have ever been to. It was a couple of miles out of town, in the middle of nowhere. They had a huge smoker pit full of meat. The sausage was my favorite.

We have been going to a public library near our “house” to do our homework. It’s a good place to have a school working atmosphere, and they’ve let us check out books and movies. There have been a lot of movies filmed in the town that we are staying including Hope Floats, The Tree of Life, and Bernie. We watched Bernie, and realized that we sat in the exact same spot as Jack Black when he was having BBQ in the movie. That was pretty cool, and a neat memory of being in a small town in Texas. (WT)

7 thoughts on “The Capital of Texas

  1. Hi Woody, glad to hear you made it to the Saltlick. I remember it being very good!! Another place to try in Austin is Amy’s Ice Cream. Love seeing all of your adventures!! Take care!!

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  2. You know, I lived in Texas for 30 years and never made it to Austin! I would look for a DDD place to eat everywhere – the ones I’ve eaten at are pretty darn good!

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  3. I was in Austin in the fall of 2016 Woody, for a hospital chair/board retreat. I rented a bike at a shop owned by Lance Armstrong and rode around the UT campus and football stadium, and then out to the northern hill country. You look like you had a better time! Did you listen to any street music downtown?

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