Last Night’s Dinner


The drive home from Austin seemed a little shorter than the drive there. We fueled up at Buc-ee’s  (1.599) and topped off the ice in the freezer and Yeti. And, of course, we split a BBQ sandwich.  I usually don’t ask Marie to cook on a travel day, so Ventura’s was the answer. I had my usual, pictured above. Marie had two chicken soft tacos and a chicken quesadilla.  I brought home an additional 12 tamales and 6 more chicken soft tacos for later in the week. Eating at Ventura’s is a big plus for staying in Victoria next season.

I Think Austin Is Out Of Next Year’s Race

There’s a KOA about 10 minutes from Cedar Park Center.  I didn’t think to check my guidebook,  and found it on a blind Google search.  Marie found an HEB and the Y both close by.  So, we took a drive back out to Leander TX, the next town north on US-183 and the toll road from Cedar Park Center.

The park looked nice, but they did not have good news. The owners built the park themselves, and they didn’t build it big enough. The owner gal said they don’t take too many  monthlies, as she can sell the spot to nightly guests for twice as much money a month. She added that they would be the highest priced park in the Austin area. When she told us at least $675 plus power,  well, that’s more than Flag City. We drove back to camp rather disappointed. The hockey and basketball are big pluses for Austin. But the cost of the camp, the season tickets for 40 hockey and 24 basketball games, and the unyielding traffic are all large negatives. The topper is that US-183A is a toll road that we have to take for a timely arrival at the arena. On the drive back, we agreed that Austin had priced itself out of the market for now. Next stop: San Antonio.