The STCR crew spent a much needed full rest day in Austin today after battling the Texas winds for the last several days. Phil’s daughter Teresa, who will take over the driving duties for the next week, has joined us. Her husband also flew down and will be flying home tomorrow. The day started out with some of us venturing down the street to Whole Foods for breakfast. After that we all headed off to see the city of Austin. The first stop was the University of Texas campus. The lone Husker fan among us could be spotted gritting his teeth several times at all the burnt orange. The Texas Tower and the football stadium were highlights of a very nice and expansive campus. After that, the crew headed over to the Lyndon Baines Johnson Presidential Library and Museum. The library sits adjacent to the UT campus. The library is a must see for anyone who visits Austin. Johnson had quite the reputation as a talker and persuader. A new feature of the library allows a person to pick up phones around the museum and listen into his private telephone conversations with his cabinet and various members of Congress. It’s mostly him talking and them listening.
Lunch today consisted of either Subway at the stadium or sushi. After lunch, everyone on their own time line spent time touring the Texas State Capitol Building. It is second in size only to our nations capitol. In the morning we get back on the bikes and head to La Grange. GO HUSKERS!!! Allen
Teresa McQueen-Crawford, our new driver