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Exploring Austin City Limits

I'm on the road a lot. 

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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. 

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But on this trip I added a couple of extra days to explore . . .

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As I suspected, Austin, Texas is awesome. Peepy and I loved South Congress St. . . .

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At Uncommon Objects, there were great uncommon objects . . .

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They even had these old-fashioned machines with the alphabet on them . . .

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(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" . . .

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We also boarded the Austin Duck Tour and saw these sights . . .

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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 . . .

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Oooh, look! Even more sights . . .

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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 . . .

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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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NEXT BLOG: Searching for the best BBQ in the United States.

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