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My Depressing Austin Trip

rlc | Jun 5, 2003 11:59 PM

Okay, it was so depressing because we had to cancel the trip. And, there were so many places we wanted to go. You people in Austin are as good as New Orleans in giving good info. Based on your responses, we had even changed our return route to check out a place in Texarkana.

You have no idea how pumped I was for this trip: celebration of 60th birthday; never been to Austin; love food, live music, and really, really wanted to be in Austin for the early April wild flowers.

And, we were also going to check out blues clubs and food on Hwy 61 through Mississippi (another first). Finally, we were going to spend a week in our old home territory of Louisiana. But, rather than a few nights in New Orleans, we were going to hit all the backwater oyster and crawfish hole-in-the-wall places around New Iberia and other assorted locales.

Sadly, ‘twas not to be. I had to have an operation for pinched nerves. We were returning from Seattle after seeing our oldest in mid-February. My right arm went numb.

I tried to put operation off, and did so for a month. A four-hour trip to Cincinnati to see our youngest let us know I could not handle a drive from Western KY to Austin.

Now, the big question. Do I try for Austin this fall? And, if so, when does it get coolish? I prefer 60-mid 70 degree weather. Or, are the wildflowers so beautiful that we wait till next Spring?

Even if we never get to Austin, thank you for all the help.


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