Monday, November 23, 2009

Lisa & John's visit, Nov. 6 - 15

I met Lisa and John in Austin 11/6/09, where we stayed at the Austin Motel. We spent the weekend eating and listening to music and shopping. We had a wonderful time.

On Friday night we listened to a band at the Continental Club, then went to El Sol Y La Luna for dinner, where we dined with music provided by a mariachi band. After that we walked to Antone's and heard, among others, Jimmy Vaughn (below).

Saturday we got up and had breakfast at Guero's, then shopped along South Congress Street. Here are Lisa and John after a productive visit to Allen's Boots.

After a brief rest back at the motel,...

...we took a taxi across town to El Zunzal, a Salvadoran restaurant. Lisa and John declared that it was pretty good (they are experts on Salvadoran cuisine.) We had pupusas and platanos and Suprema beer. I liked that a lot!

We went back downtown and visited the Weird Museum. Then we walked down Congress toward the motel where John took our photo in front of the Stevie Ray Vaughn statue.

From there we walked to the Ann Richards' bridge to await the millions of bats that emerge at twilight.

That evening we went back to Guero's and sat outside and listening to music.

The next morning we said good by to Austin and flew to Tallahassee.

Lisa and John had lots of other adventures, including stops in Las Vegas, Death Valley, Area 51, and a visit to the Kennedy Space Center, but when they returned to Swamp Cottage, we went to Bainbridge and ran a 10K (where they both won first place medals in their age groups) and went paddling on the Wakulla. The manatees didn't let us down, and Lisa spotted a gator!

It was very sad to say goodbye.


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