Wednesday, July 1, 2009

The End


Day 4
The Texas State Capitol is absolutely beautiful. Especially when compared to the office building that poses as Arizona's capitol.

We tried to do a guided tour, but we couldn't hear a word the lady was saying, so we just toured on our own.

This was inside the legislators room--it has an actual name, but I don't know what it is. I'm sure John and Keith are duly appalled right now.

The Vegas style lighting in this room made us feel right at home.

Portraits of each Texas governor line the four stories in the rotunda.

Each door (there are more than 400 of them) has three hinges weighing 4 pounds each.
Everywhere you looked there were beautiful details and intricate woodwork.
This building was originally the Texas Land Department, but is currently the Capitol Visitor's Center.

After leaving the capitol we lunched at the Pita Pit, which is apparently a chain I had never heard of before, but that I would love to visit again. Then to the University Co-op where we loaded up on all things Longhorn. After a brief rest at the dorms, we went out for some Texas Barbeque. The valet at our hotel had recommended Stubb's as his second favorite BBQ in Austin (his first choice was just too far away). It was delicious!

I can't believe how much we managed to fit into this trip. I think we really wore the kids out. I love how Isaac was so tired he fell asleep with a cracker in his hand.
Or it may have been the other way around, since we were pretty exhausted too.

9 comments:

Jolynn said...

That last pic of Isaac is priceless. We had the best time ever! Let's just don't do it again anytime soon.........

debra g said...

How FUN! I wish we were going on a trip this summer....
I need a movie night soon. I now I keep saying that, but I REALLY mean it!

cassidy said...

Cute pic of tired little Igits! The Texas capitol is pretty cool (we did the tour when we visited Austin) - I'm surprised that the kids liked it. Mmm, the BBQ place was probably so yummy! What a fun trip.

lexi said...

the capitol building looks cool. cute pictures. i like the pink and brown plaid on isaac's car seat. sounds like it was a good fun trip.

Krystal said...

fun! i love bbq and wheat thins!

holli jo said...

They definitely wore us out! And I'm thinking we should return for a vacation to Austin again sometime. The end came way too fast.

Meghan said...

ok, i have to say that in all of my family trips, i have never taken my kids to a state capitol - you are a great american. (and, as a side note, utah has a lovely and somewhat similar state capitol. come on up, i'll put you up in my hotel (not even the dorms)).

that last pic is priceless. i have one of myself as a child with my face in a hamburger cuz i was so tired. always been one of my favs - i am sure isaac will love the sleepy cracka.

Phil and Stacie said...

Looks like you had such an amazing trip!! Love the Texas shaped waffle...they really do love their state!!

Amy O'Neill said...

Sounds like you guys had an awesome trip!! I didn't know there was so much to do in Texas!