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Tanzania Trip -- July 08, 2012

July 08

Day 02. Sunday, July 08. Austin, TX.

Today was a layover day in Austin. Cathy and I coordinated packing and made our final arrangements. With little to do, I mostly relaxed and read. Josh did this trip with Cathy last year, and he gave me some good tips on what to expect. Hot, humid, and overcast all day.

Went out for Tex-Mex dinner in downtown Austin with Mom, Aunt Mary, and Uncle Peter (Dad's side of the family). They have been working on family history and wove interesting tales over beans and rice with a bit of brisket mixed in. It seems our family might have migrated out to Scandinavia to Normandy, across the English Channel into England. After a father was executed for being Catholic, a son fled to the United States, arriving in North America about 1662-63. He first settled in Maryland.

Yard Wildlife: White-winged Dove, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Blue Jay, Great-tailed Grackle, Northern Mockingbird. Fox Squirrel.

Link to trip map.

Note: All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate.
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