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Austin, Texas, Day 6 — September 30, 2019

Nick had brought a belt buckle that he has had since before I met him 45 years ago on the trip.  The belt can’t be repaired but it can be replaced. We called Allen’s Boots, and they  said they could help him. So, after packing and saying good-bye to Nicholas, whose flight was before ours, we  took an Uber to Allen’s Boots on South Congress Street. Continue reading Austin, Texas, Day 6 — September 30, 2019

Austin, Texas, Day 5 — Sunday, September 29, 2019

Nick and I ordered breakfast to share: poached eggs on potato cakes, pork belly, jalapeno hollandaise, and sliced tomato. Even with us sharing it, this was such a huge meal  that Nick wanted to return to our room for a nap.

We went to the Bullock Texas State History Museum, which begins with
dinosaur bones and ends in the present day. Continue reading Austin, Texas, Day 5 — Sunday, September 29, 2019

Austin, Texas, Day 4 — Saturday, September 28, 2019

Nick and I awoke at 8:30 AM, late for us, but early for Nicholas and Carla on a Saturday. Dawn texted that she was awake. Our breakfast place was only open on weekdays, so the three of us decided to eat at our hotel. Dawn and I shared a spinach and mushroom omelet that we both thoroughly enjoyed. While we were eating, Carla joined us.
Continue reading Austin, Texas, Day 4 — Saturday, September 28, 2019

Austin, Texas, Day 3 — Friday, September 27, 2019

On Friday morning, Dawn and Carla were awake when we were. We took them to our our Mexican breakfast spot, where everyone enjoyed   tacos with a variety of fillings including eggs, bacon, and refried beans. We were beginning to recognize patrons from the day before. Actually, they made it easy, because they were very friendly, welcoming us to their city and making suggestions for things for us to see and do. Continue reading Austin, Texas, Day 3 — Friday, September 27, 2019

Austin, Texas, Day 1 — Wednesday, September 25, 2019

It was a lovely fall day in Connecticut, with a temperature of about 75 degrees. Getting to JFK Airport is often stressful because of traffic conditions, but this afternoon, even with lots of construction, our driver knew some short cuts.  The drive took about an hour and a half.  We had no problems at the gate and looked forward to a quick and quiet flight. Continue reading Austin, Texas, Day 1 — Wednesday, September 25, 2019