In the past, I'd fly in for an event, like the SCBWI Austin Conference, and then turn around and fly home right after it ended.
But on this trip I added a couple of extra days to explore . . .
As I suspected, Austin, Texas is awesome. Peepy and I loved South Congress St. . . .
At Uncommon Objects, there were great uncommon objects . . .
They even had these old-fashioned machines with the alphabet on them . . .
(The notes on the machines read, "PLEASE RESIST THE URGE TO TYPE.")
Of course, I had to visit local indie institution, Book People. Thought it was interesting that when I looked it up on my iPhone, it said, "The Drunk Diet Mo Willems - Hooray" . . .
We also boarded the Austin Duck Tour and saw these sights . . .
One of the highlights of the Duck Tour is when the vehicle barrels into the water. Peepy wasn't prepared for it though and was quite shaken up . . .
This being Austin, music was in the air and on the walls . . .
Oooh, look! Even more sights . . .
At the Harry Ransom Center for the arts and humanities, the gallery was closed. However, at least we got to see the Gutenberg Bible in the lobby . . .
But most importantly, the frosted glass windows had images of some of the most important names in the arts. Can you see who the latest addition to the wall is???
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