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Fort Worth and Austin  

7:30 am Up and out early this morning! Grab cup of coffee and leave Fort Worth for Beaumont Ranch in Grandview, Texas.

8:30 am arrive Beaumont Ranch and enjoy hearty Texan breakfast go
The atmosphere is upscale, but relaxed. The old Chisholm Trail runs through the middle of Beaumont Ranch. Even today, real cowboys on horseback are seen herding Longhorn cattle outside the ranch’s 1880s Western town, Chisholm Fork. Located just 35 minutes from downtown Fort Worth and Dallas, the ranch is close enough for convenience and just far enough to place you where the West begins.

9:30 am enjoy Ranch activities, such as Roping Lessons and Trail Riding go
This is a ranch where you can unwind. Beaumont Ranch, one of the Dallas – Fort Worth area’s best bed and breakfasts – is also a wonderful place to enjoy nature. Whether riding horseback, zip lining or outdoor barbecues, we experience it all up close and personal. An endless list of things to do, we might never want to leave. Actual activities, of course, are based on weather, personal considerations and interests. We get a lesson in throwing a lasso, a wagon ride, a shooting experience, barn visit and look over the Western town’s chapel and shops.

10:30 am drive Longbranch to Austin go
Our trusty bus, which by now is one of our treasures, transports us comfortably to our next Texas stop … Austin.


1:15 pm arrive “Live Music Capital of the World” and enjoy lunch at County Line BBQ on the Hill go
Located in an historic old speakeasy, the County Line location has an incredible 20 mile view of the beautiful Texas Hill Country and the river. Sunsets, we’re told, are spectacular! The full line of grilled goodies including fish, chicken and steaks are served in Texas sized portions. The ribs easily weigh a quarter pound each. Sides are generous and the dining room is filled with chatter and cheer. We snag some of their famous barbecue sauce on the way out.

2:30 pm guided Austin go city tour
We see the best of Austin’s urban scene, hip shopping districts, culture, outdoors, local art, and Hill country vistas and lakes.

3:30 pm visit Bob Bullock Texas State history Museum go
They’re expecting us and greet us warmly as we come in. The Museum tells the “Story of Texas” with 3 floors of interactive exhibits. We see the special-effects show: ” The Star of Destiny”, in the Texas Spirit Theater (Austin’s only IMAX theater), featuring the signature large – format film: Texas “The Big Picture”.

4:30 pm check in Radisson Hotel & Suites go

6:30 pm ”Welcome to Austin” reception lobby Radisson Hotel & Suites go

7:30 pm dinner parkside restaurant go
A favorite local restaurant – casually sophisticaed – the first Gastro Pub concept restuarant in Austin. Chef Shawn Cirkiel, widely recognized as one of Austin’s most creative restaurateurs, impresses foodies and critics alike. In the early 2000s, the Austin American Statesman named him Austin’s youngest 5-star chef. He lived up to his reputation with the food we had today.

after dinner sample Austin’s nightlife:
Rattle Inn go A new classic country western honky tonk located right in the heart of downtown. Notable bandmember and local Austinite Ray Bensen of Asleep at the Wheel co-owns this new venue and displays his years worth of music memorabilia on the walls. Elephant Room go This intimate basement venue on Congress Avenue is the place to go to find the cooling sounds of jazz music. Well-known local artists play nightly.

stay Radisson Hotel & Suites go

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