Lucas made us breakfast for our last day in Austin. It was potato, egg and bacon on flour tortillas with
homemade salsa, and it was good. We weren’t sure what to do today because I was a little tired of driving everywhere. However, we decided on heading back to downtown to check out the Bullock Texas State History museum. It’s a beautiful museum which stands within view of the capitol building. The museum itself is well cared for and you can tell that a lot of thought, money and time went into its design and layout–we were impressed. We were a little disappointed, however, that the history of Texas starts from the perspective of the European settlers and doesn’t explore what the cultures, tribes, daily lives, and conflicts were like before the colonization. However, a quarter of the first floor’s large exhibit is dedicated to the native peoples’ artifacts and perspectives on the colonization. We walked around the first floor reading nearly every thing, however we noticed that we were only about half way through the first floor and had already spend nearly an hour and a half there. Only having three hours total to spend there, we decided to pick up the pace a little bit and just read the most interesting things that caught our eyes. I really wish we had the time to spend the entire day there.
If you have never had this soup let me explain. It is a very simple soup with corn on the cobb, carrots, celery, cabbage, and beef neck. It reminded me of my child hood. Alisa liked it a lot, however I don’t think she was used to this type of meat. It is different as it is very tender and fatty. We ate this with corn tortillas and chili peppers. After lunch we sat around for a bit and talked. Im really glad we got to spend a few days up in Austin visiting family.