Mini Vacation In Austin

It is my very first time coming to Austin.  So I am kind of excited to see what the city looks like.  As expected it is a busy place.  And because there are prestigious universities in Austin, there are college dorms and apartments in Downtown.  I was about to book a hotel in Downtown Austin but my dear husband said it doesn’t have to be in downtown.  So I looked and found a place we can stay during our mini vacation in Austin.  I booked a  room accommodation in Rodeway Inn-University.  It is located along I-35 and a mile or two from downtown.  We got a room rate of $79 per room per night for two nights.  The place is decent and affordable.  For out of town travelers who want a cheap hotel accommodation with continental breakfast, I recommend Rodeway Inn-University.

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Ready to get cozy and relax.

The check-in time was 3:00 P.M..After the check-in, we drove around downtown and looked for a place to eat for dinner.  Because  I want to eat something heavy, we spotted a Panda Express on Airport Boulevard.  DD likes eating at Panda Express anyway.  DH bought a hamburger somewhere else.

And because it’s our first time to be in Austin, we drove around after dinner looking for restaurants to dine in with the next day.  We passed by an IHOP and a seafood restaurant.  We were very tired from the long drive.  We head back to the hotel and relaxed.

Pretty Relaxing At The Rose Garden In Tyler

Last week my darling daughter and I went to her grandparents’ house for a visit.  We spent three days and two nights at their house.  The folks were missing the little one.

It was a great drive on the super highway.  The road wasn’t that busy that I was able to pass the huge trucks.  When passing it is very important to look front, back, left, and right before turning on the blinker.  The look again.  When it’s clear and safe to pass, do it quickly.  Always put a safe distance between you and the vehicle in front of you.  Run in the speed limit when possible so you’re not holding up traffic or stressing to race.  When driving in a three lane road, don’t stay in somebody’s blind spot.  Because chances are you’ll get hit if that person decides to pass or change lane.

During our stay at folks house, we went to the Rose Garden the next day.  We haven’t gone there in a while.  It was pretty relaxing at the Garden.  I was a little sad because I missed the Rose Garden Festival in October.

Me and DD at the Rose Garden in Tyler
Me and DD at the Rose Garden in Tyler

If you’re visiting Tyler, Texas don’t for get to visit the Rose Garden.  You will be mesmerized with the beauty, the fragrance, and the colors in the Garden.