Barbeque Capital of Texas

The Texas legislature has designated Lockhart, TX, as the official Barbeque Capital of Texas.  What do you do when you find yourself near Lockhart, Texas?

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Austin, Texas

Austin (pics) is the capital of Texas, home to the University of Texas and, interestingly, it is the third largest capital city of the United States.  Some other capital cities like Atlanta, have a smaller population within their city limits but are part of a much larger metropolitan area.

Texas State Capitol

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Houston, Texas

Texas is our first repeat state for this road trip, this being our second entry.  We also passed through Texas on the eastbound part of our trip, stopping in Amarillo.  This time we’re further south and will traverse about 880 miles of Texas, east to west.  In the event word hasn’t reached you,  Houston (pics) is a big city, largest city in Texas, fourth largest in the United States.  It is home to big players in the oil industry and one of the largest concentrations of medical care and research facilities in the world.  In addition, it is home to the Johnson Space Center which is one of the main reasons I wanted to make a stop in Houston.

Historic Mission Control

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Louisiana State Capitol

In keeping with our desire to visit State Capitols when we have the opportunity, on our drive from New Orleans to Lafayette, LA, we stopped off in Baton Rouge to see the Louisiana State Capitol (pics).  This is a very interesting and very beautiful Capitol building.

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