Tanya's Daily Scoop CURRENTLY TRAVELING IN: AUSTIN, TEXAS
Keepin' Long Hours in Austin
Greetings one last time (at least for now) from Austin!
This morning I head back to good ol' Cali. With much to do and plenty to accomplish before hopping back on that big bird in the sky and flying out to the east coast on Tuesday.
And as usual these days I have more to say and just not enough time to say it in. UGH
However luckily this time I did a wee bit of vlogging - yesssss me - I'm not a big vlogger as most of you know.
ANYHOW - check them out ->->->
*Message me or comment with any questions and I'll fill the the blanks here and there and in the actual article all about my visit to Austin, Texas!!!
Dave arrived almost 40 minutes early and his text woke me up! (c)travelincousins.com
At my hotel and ready for another LONG day! (c)travelincousins.com
The road leaving my hotel (c)travelincousins.com
Breakfast at Capital City Bakery...again (c)travelincousins.com
GRAND PRIZE WINNERS - thanks State Farm! (c)travelincousins.com
Do you see a difference in our expressions - this sour puss guy does not really enjoy traveling!! (c)travelincousins.com
Austin Skyline (c)travelincousins.com
We are right here! (c)travelincousins.com
To gaze at the Capital (c)travelincousins.com
I'm gazing (c)travelincousins.com
Austin Murals (c)travelincousins.com
Historic District (c)travelincousins.com
Motorcycle Weekend in Austin (c)travelincousins.com
That is one big Guitar! (c)travelincousins.com
Rock 'N Roll (c)travelincousins.com
Angelina Eberly - “The Savior of Austin.” (c)travelincousins.com
In front of the Texas History Museum (c)travelincousins.com
More wall art (c)travelincousins.com
On a rickshaw (c)travelincousins.com
Almost concert time (c)travelincousins.com
Waiting for MUSE (c)travelincousins.com
Jared Leto of Thirty Seconds to Mars (c)travelincousins.com
Jared Leto of Thirty Seconds to Mars (c)travelincousins.com
Matthew Bellamy of MUSE (c)travelincousins.com
Chris Wollstenholme - MUSE (c)travelincousins.com
Matthew Bellamy (c)travelincousins.com
There ya have it folks and that's it for me... for now.
Elisa's Daily Scoop NEXT TRIP DEPARTS IN: 15 DAYS
How Much do you know about Texas?
Happy Sunday folks!! I think Summer is finally here! Baby, it's HOT out!
Supposed to be in the 90's today and for the next few days, here on Long Island.
As for today, I'll be hanging out in my yard, trying to get a bit of color since everyone seems to make fun of me for being so pale.
The girls have two finals each tomorrow, so they are very busy studying. Our plan is to go over to my sister's house for a little swimming in her pool, should the girls feel confident about being prepared for their tests.
For now, I'd like to chat about Texas!! With Tanya traveling throughout Austin this week, and having focused on this capital city the past few days, I wanted to take a bigger look at The Lone Star State today.
17 Fun Facts About Texas
1. Texas is the only state to enter the United States by treaty instead of territorial annexation on December 29, 1845.
2. The state was an independent nation from 1836 to 1845.
3. Sam Houston, arguably the most famous Texan, was actually born in Virginia. Houston served as governor of Tennessee before coming to Texas.
4. The Alamo is located in San Antonio. It is where Texas defenders fell to Mexican General Santa Anna and the phrase Remember the Alamo originated. The Alamo is considered the cradle of Texas liberty and the state's most popular historic site.
5. Texas is the only state to have the flags of 6 different nations fly over it. They are: Spain, France, Mexico, Republic of Texas, Confederate States, and the United States.
6. Although six flags have flown over Texas, there have been eight changes of government: Spanish 1519-1685, French 1685-1690, Spanish 1690-1821, Mexican 1821-1836, Republic of Texas 1836-1845, United States 1845-1861, Confederate States 1861-1865, United States 1865-present.
The Alamo, San Antonio, Texas (credit: history.com)
7. Did you know: The State Flower: Bluebonnet The State Tree: Pecan The State Bird: Mockingbird The State Song: Texas Our Texas The State Nickname: Lone Star State The State Motto: Friendly
8. Texas is home to Dell and Compaq computers and central Texas is often referred to as the Silicon Valley of the south.
9. Dr Pepper was invented in Waco in 1885. The Dublin Dr Pepper, 85 miles west of Waco, still uses pure imperial cane sugar in its product. There is no period after the Dr in Dr Pepper.
10. In 1836 five sites served as temporary capitals of Texas: Washington-on-the-Brazos: Harrisburg: Galveston: Velasco: and Columbia. Sam Houston moved the capital to Houston in 1837. In 1839 the capital was moved to the new town of Austin.
11. The capitol in Austin opened May 16, 1888. The dome of the building stands seven feet higher than that of the nation's Capitol in Washington, D.C.
12. Texas comes from the Hasinai Indian word tejas meaning friends or allies.
13. The armadillo is the official state mammal.
14. Texas includes 267,339 square miles, or 7.4% of the nation's total area.
15. The state's cattle population is estimated to be near 16 million. 16. More land is farmed in Texas than in any other state.
17. More species of bats live in Texas than in any other part of the United States.
Well, I spent my morning doing food shopping - which as time goes on, I hate doing more and more. But, Kelsey loves to come with me, so it's always a bit fun!
Made my dinner menus for the week, which takes off some of the pressure. I have a busy week - last week I was supposed to bring my car in for servicing, but I had to cancel. This week I HAVE to bring it.
And my little dirty, Punkin needs a grooming and cleaning as well. She has taken to digging and then rolling in the dirt! So gross. But, she's a dog, what can I expect.
In terms of travel, I think I'm going to do some research today on Croatia - Tanya and I really need to get our act together with planning this trip for next June (2018).
The key for me is to make sure it doesn't interfere with Gianna's 8th Grade graduation schedule and festivities.
I also want to get going with making a decision about whehter or not I'm going to join Tanya in Ireland next March (2018) during the week of St. Patrick's Day. I already booked the hotel, (which was a pay later/free cancellation.
I think with the girls' camp and riding schedule starting after our Cousins Chicago Road Trip at the end of the month, I'll have plenty of time to sort out all the details of my upcoming travels during the next year.