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Downtown Austin’s best BBQ joints

Downtown Austin’s best BBQ joints

Despite my Kansas City roots, I have to admit that Austin has more than their fair share of great BBQ joints. Since SXSW is going on now, let the smoky goodness bless them all. Iron Works Barbecue 100 Red River St Austin, TX (512) 478-4855…

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A real-deal-folk-art-Johnny-Cash-lovin-dive-bar!

A real-deal-folk-art-Johnny-Cash-lovin-dive-bar!

Mean-Eyed Cat Bar 1621 West 5th Street Austin, TX (512) 472-6326 website It is about a 2-mile walk from the convention center, and through a fairly residential area with some non-descript buildings. About a block before we got there (using the Best Road Trip app,…

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Cadillac Ranch – Colorful homage to the open road

Cadillac Ranch – Colorful homage to the open road

Cadillac Ranch West of Amarillo, I-40, Between exits 60 and 62 Amarillo, TX website Art Cars, “Zippy the Pinhead” location, Sculpture environment, Inspiration for “Cars” site Open to the public A rich eccentric named Stanley Marsh dreamed it up. An art collective called the Ant…

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A Texan inspiration for “Cars”

A Texan inspiration for “Cars”

U-Drop-Inn and Tower Station 101 East 12th St Shamrock, TX 806-256-2501 website Signage, Inspiration for “Cars” site The U-Drop Inn, also known as Tower Station and U-Drop Inn and Tower Cafe, opened April 1, 1936. Local John Nunn used a nail to draw original plans…

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Road Trip SXSW

Road Trip SXSW

Road Trip SXSW, a set on Flickr. The road to South by Southwest – and back again…in a hundred or so photos.

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The road home…asphalt therapy success

The road home…asphalt therapy success

There is really nothing like a road trip to clear your head.  I left home a week ago – full of dilemmas, conflicts and decisions to be made…and accepted. I headed to an event where I was a newbie – and oldster (that is strange)…

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And then there are memorable SXSW moments…thanks Billy Corgan

And then there are memorable SXSW moments…thanks Billy Corgan

Yeah, I know that this blog is really supposed to be road trip relevant, but sometimes you witness a moment…or two. And yes – there were great road trip moments, too. The SXSW session. “The End of Business as Usual” sounded interesting. And Billy Corgan…

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Here comes the sun…and a mean eyed cat

Here comes the sun…and a mean eyed cat

Today was one of those perfect road trip days. Sure, I did the indoor sessions at SXSW – and they really delivered. But more importantly – the sun came out!!!! We had a bit of a lull between “interesting” sessions – so Cam and I…

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SXS…Wet

SXS…Wet

Of course, I appreciate the need for rain – but c’mon. Luckily I had my vehicle, so I was able to make it to various crosstown venues for the various SXSW seminars, as well as a couple of local spots that were on my must…

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Ahhhh-Austin – a rainy day at SXSW

Ahhhh-Austin – a rainy day at SXSW

First things first – last night my friend Lloyd drove me to both SXSW registration and to Zliker Park to see the Moontower Lights. If you ever saw “Dazed and Confused” you might recognize these lights. Matthew McConaughey spread the word “party at the moon…

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