Memorial weekend, a time when Kenyans of all ages and sizes descend upon the city of Dallas for a weekend of fun and fellowship. Now obviously I use the word fellowship loosely because in reality Dallas, Texas on Memorial Day weekend is to Kenyans in America what Cancun, Mexico is for college students on Spring break.
So on memorial weekend my wifey and I decided to do the “UnKenyan” thing and flee from Dallas to the artsy city of Austin which also happens to be the capital of the state of Texas. Instead of staying in a cheap $5 motel I did the considerate thing and got us a room at 1110 Carriage House, one of the best bed and breakfasts in the city. I kid you not, it felt like this b&b was located 10 minutes away from everywhere! If you ever find yourself in Austin, 1110 Carriage House is the place to stay in. The people who ran it are so kind and helpful.
1110 Carriage House.
The signs in Austin are hilarious!
At the State Capital building, I witnessed a peaceful protest against Arizona’s Immigration law.
They also had people dancing at the protest.
The view from Mount Bonnell Austin. Below me is Lake Austin.
Mayfield-Gutsch park has the prettiest peacocks ever!
Some of the restaurants there are really nice. Chuy’s was one which had really nice service as well as tasty Mexican food. Thai Passion was fine but nothing like Jasmine Thai Cuisine in Plano. We also got to go to an Indian restaurant called the Taj Palace which had good food but terrible service. There they practice passive aggressive customer service South Indian style. A great sign that you have overstayed your welcome at the Taj Palace is that they will switch off there restaurant lights on you. At least that’s what they did to us. I may be old school, but what ever happened to politely asking the customer to leave?
So there you have it, my weekend in a nutshell. Thank you so much for visiting my blog and checking out my images! Have an awesome day.