I found a magnificent student town recently called Wimberley outside of San Antonio – what a fantastic place! It reminds me of Grahamstown in South Africa. (more…)
Brilliant visit to the Texas State Capitol! Didn’t know it was the biggest in the US second to Washington!? Here are some more easy facts about Austin Texas. The Texas State Capitol, completed in 1888 in Downtown Austin, contains the offices and chambers of the Texas Legislature and the Office of the Governor. It’s address is: 1100 N Congress Ave, Austin. It’s open every day from 7am-10pm.
I toured the LBJ Presidential Library when I was in Austin recently. Lyndon B. Johnson was the 36th president of the United States. He was born in Texas on August 27, 1908. He was elected vice president in 1960 + became the 36th president in 1963 after President John F. Kennedy was assassinated. This library is a sort of museum about him, housing letters that passed between him + other global leaders as well as various replications + educational displays. There were many tour groups. I found it very interesting! I’m standing here (above) in a replica of the Oval Office – the official office of the President of the United States. The real one is located in the West Wing of the White House in Washington. This is what it would have looked like when LBJ worked there. I loved getting to know more about him + his wife, Lady Bird Johnson, and their place in American history.