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Peegoo
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Dec 2nd, 2017 06:53 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I have some bidniz to take care of this morning, and I'll have a few hours to kill until about 3pm. Recommendations? Interesting museums, etc.? Thanks!

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Dec 2nd, 2017 07:28 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

We're big fans of the Bullock Texas State History Museum (though we haven't been there in maybe 10 years). If time permits and you have a hankerin' to see/try-out glorious guitars and amps-a-plenty, there's Austin Vintage Guitars.

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Dec 2nd, 2017 07:30 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Cool, thanks Charlie!

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Dec 2nd, 2017 07:35 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Oh, and we have high praise for the Texas Memorial Museum on the UT Campus as well.

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Dec 2nd, 2017 07:39 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I'll check it out!

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Dec 2nd, 2017 07:53 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

It's gonna be the Bullock. I appreciate the assist, brother.

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Dec 2nd, 2017 08:02 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Skip the museums and go have lunch and craft beer at Austin Beer Garden and Brewery, known locally as The ABGB.

After that, cruise to the east side and go visit Austin Hops and Grain for some more craft beer and a quick tour of the facility.


Museums are for old folks and school groups. There's serious brewskie in that there town!

;-)

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Dec 2nd, 2017 08:18 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I'm not a beer hound, sorry :0)

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Dec 2nd, 2017 08:35 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

The Texas museum had a really good Texas musical history exhibit when we were there a few years back. Don't know if it's part of the permanent displays.

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Dec 2nd, 2017 08:42 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"I'm not a beer hound, sorry"

Oops! I thought I read on here you drank beer, sorry!


Enjoy Austin, fun town, the traffic, not so much.

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Dec 2nd, 2017 09:28 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Traffic during busy hours has become ghastly, but if you're used to DC, you should be okay.


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Dec 2nd, 2017 10:56 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"Keep Austin Weird."

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Dec 2nd, 2017 10:57 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Last time I was there to visit my daughter I went to the LBJ museum. Outstanding if you were around when he was president and are familiar with him.

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Dec 2nd, 2017 01:06 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Thank you Charlie Macon--the Bullock Museum was a great suggestion. They have a pretty cool exhibit on the Prohibition. The one disappointment was in the Austin City Limits display: no Billy Joe Shaver. Sacrilege!

Regarding "Keep Austin Weird," rest assured I'm doing my Peegoo best.

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Dec 2nd, 2017 03:22 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Last time I was at a craft brew place the beer was 7 bucks for a 12 oz glass.

Never again.



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Dec 2nd, 2017 04:37 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Peegoo, I'm glad you enjoyed it. We'll get our hineys over there again soon, it's been way too long. We've also visited the associated IMAX Theater many times, and have indeed experienced "the rattlesnake terror" of the other theater showing a presentation on Texas.

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Dec 2nd, 2017 04:47 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Oh cool. I clicked on the Bullock Museum link and found this. I've bought many a guitar, amp, bass, microphone, etc... from this guy. We dearly miss his store in Austin, which shut down several years ago:

Ray Hennig

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Dec 3rd, 2017 06:15 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I did get to Hennig's HOT Music in the early 90s. I have the tee shirt...

We sat in the San Jac bar on 6th Street and listened to a local guy covering All Yer Fav'rit country tunes. The people at the bar were faaaar more entertaining than the entertainment was. But the drinks were poured stiff and everyone had a good time.

Dinner was at Z Tejas. I recommend the catfish tacos; they were amazing.

KFay

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Dec 3rd, 2017 09:22 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Go to the U of Texas and slobber at the coeds.

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Dec 3rd, 2017 09:36 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

They were out in force on 6th St. Last night fo sho.

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