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#1 bbqbob2

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Posted 28 July 2013 - 06:22 PM

Pat and I were in Austin yesterday watching our daughter play quidditch near Barton Springs, and I found myself off caching during the lunch break.  

I went to the Texas State Cemetery, at 909 Navasota, and found some great history and some impressive virtual caches. The luminaries buried there are amazing, from Stephan Austin to Chris Kyle. Saw the monuments to Tom Landry, John Connolly, Ann Richards, General Sidney Albert Johnston, Barbara Jordan, the Texas Medal of Honor winners, and a memorial to the nine men from the small town of Praha that gave their lives in WWII. Did not find the monument to James Michener, one of my favorite authors. Was a little disappointed with the story of "Three Legged Willie" Williamson.

 

Well worth a visit, but I'd try during the week with one of their guides or docents, to get more of the many stories here. And Franklin's is way too busy for bbq, but La Barbecue at 1502 1st St was excellent, good sausage, brisket, and free beer and live music for the lunch crowd. I'm liking Austin, but the people may be a bit too hipster-ish for me.

 

http://www.cemetery....sc-brochure.pdf

http://www.geocachin...24-c0f7559cb085

http://www.geocachin...5a-a8aaee6d0efb

http://www.geocachin...37-26e84c9ebb6a

http://www.yelp.com/...ustin?start=760

http://www.yelp.com/...barbecue-austin

 

 

Quick route for me was 45 to I-10 to 71 just past Columbus

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#2 Baytown Bert

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Posted 28 July 2013 - 06:49 PM

Bob, this is an amazing coincidence.  I was thinking about visiting graveyards today (with caches) that had famous people buried in them.  thanks, my friend!


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Posted 28 July 2013 - 07:58 PM

I was there about 5 years ago and got most of the virtuals in the cemetery.  There are a couple of cool virts on the UT campus too.


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Posted 16 August 2013 - 09:16 PM

Is the awesome 6 hour cache still in Austin? Can't remember the name of it:)

#5 log dawgs

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Posted 16 August 2013 - 09:18 PM

Necropolis Brittania Manor is still there.


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Posted 16 August 2013 - 09:20 PM

Yeah! I've been promising to take the kids for a few years now:). Bad mom hasn't done it yet.




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