In Austin you can buy an all day bus pass for $2 so from Austin Lone Star RV Park we do a 10 minute walk, board a bus and head downtown.
As we leave the bus, we first see a group of canopies in a park, so being the nosey folks we are we walk over to find an Organic/Local/Funky food market.
I spy a merchant selling Kolaches. I need to ask; what’s a kolache? Turns out it’s a Czech sweet bread with a fruit filling. It’s also very good. Mare tries an organic, gluten-free hemp and reports that “it tastes just like hemp.”
Next it’s off to the state capital where we are just in time to catch the local “Black Lives Matter” rally. They’re going left, so we go right and find a beautiful St Mary church.
Next,we’re off to 6th, a six block area of restaurants and live music bars like Beale street in Memphis or Nashville’s Broadway. Great area here but we are plagued by what seems like hundreds of street people all looking for handouts.
After a great lunch we wander, watching people, checking out old buildings, you know the routine. We spy a Starbucks and enjoy our first ever coffee brewed in a “Clover”, the new great invention in upscale coffee marketing.
We’re starting to wear down so we walk to Lady Bird Park, and find a bench and rest our weary feet while we savor our coffees.
Before heading back to the bus we walk “South Congress”, an extremely busy area of funky shops and eateries along the street of the same name.
I enjoyed the farmer’s market, the state capital, the church and 6 Street but I think my highlight was South Congress.
Next we taste Texas barbeque.
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Safe travels my friends and thank you for the read.