After two summers of big cross-country road trips, plus one action-packed week in January at the Rose Parade, we decided to stay closer to home for this year's family vacation. Our plan was to do all the Austin things we don't normally have the time or opportunity to do, plus go a little farther south to tube the Guadalupe.
First stop: SIXTH STREET!
You know, Sixth Street is rarely on our Austin itinerary (much like when I lived there), but on this occasion we were there on business.
In his freelance work, Brett reviews all kinds of museums, so it wasn't all that weird that he wanted to see this one!
Behind the Lucky Lizard gift shop, we found all kinds of oddities, cleverly described in ways to make you wonder, Ripley's style, if you should believe it—or not.
Among the items:
The Museum of the Weird was a fun stop on our get-away! After lunch at Mother's Cafe and stops at Game Over Video Games and Half Price Books stores along the way, we spent the night in New Braunfels, ready for our river adventure the next day.