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June 19, 2011

Visit to Austin, Texas

Last Friday evening, husband and I decided to drive to Austin to bring the kids to visit the capital city. Since I am almost 8 months pregnant, I thought this would be the last road trip that I can take before the baby is here. All praise be to Allah SWT, I was able to enjoy this trip with everyone without much discomfort.

We arrived at a hotel in Temple around 9:30pm, and stayed there for the night. On Saturday, we left at around 8am after the kids ate breakfast. When we arrived in Austin, we went to the Chinatown to get some yummy snacks. Then we went to the Texas State History Museum to check out the museum store.

Since the kids are too young to comprehend the exhibits and 3-D movies, we decided to skip them and went to the Texas Capitol. The museum is just a stone throw away from the Texas Capitol and we were able to find a shaded parking lot just outside the compound. Husband took lots of pictures of the kids around the park while I seek shelter under shady trees.

At around 12pm, we went to the Veggie Heaven restaurant to have lunch. The restaurant is quite small and can accommodate about 26 people. There were 8 customers when we arrived but service was quite prompt. I was quite surprised by the wide variety of menu selection and decided to have Taiwan Lo Mein and Steamed Vegan Bun while husband ate Golden Fried Rice. DD1 and I shared a Creamy Strawberry Bubble Tea while husband had a Thai Ice Coffee. All these yummy food cost just under $20!

After lunch, we departed from Austin and arrived home at around 6pm. All in all, this has been a good trip. Gas price was quite consistent at around $3.50 per gallon and traffic was smooth.

Although it was a pain in the neck to keep going to the restrooms during this trip, it was easy breezy to find them. I am really thankful that clean and sanitized restrooms are plentiful and easy to find in this part of the world! Otherwise, I would have to be confined at home until the baby is here.

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