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It’s Monday night. You didn’t make it to the grocery store over the weekend, the fridge is empty and you just parked your car in a downtown garage.  Except for the biggest cities, downtown grocery options are typically limited. But downtown Austin is, well, different.

It’s Monday night. You didn’t make it to the grocery store over the weekend, the fridge is empty and you just parked your car in a downtown garage. Except for the biggest cities, downtown grocery options are typically limited. But downtown Austin is, well, different.

Austin has a wide variety of unique shops and museums that help keep things interesting in and around downtown.

Austin has a wide variety of unique shops and museums that help keep things interesting in and around downtown.

A cluster of RV-like minimalist huts in Washington's Methow Valley offer a comfortable alternative to camping.

Modernist Mountain Living

A cluster of RV-like minimalist huts in Washington's Methow Valley offer a comfortable alternative to camping.

While Capital MetroRail may have experienced some growing pains over the years, it has now come into its own. The Red Line consists of nine stops over a 32-mile line, and connects downtown Austin to several destinations along the route to Leander in the northwest.

While Capital MetroRail may have experienced some growing pains over the years, it has now come into its own. The Red Line consists of nine stops over a 32-mile line, and connects downtown Austin to several destinations along the route to Leander in the northwest.

The LBJ museum provides year round public viewing of its permanent historical and cultural exhibits. Description from videocityguide.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images

The LBJ museum provides year round public viewing of its permanent historical and cultural exhibits. Description from videocityguide.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images

bottega restaurant - chef michael chiarello - one of the best restaurant experiences I've ever had

bottega restaurant - chef michael chiarello - one of the best restaurant experiences I've ever had

Lockhart, Texas estimates over 250,000 come to their town to eat BBQ. Blacks, Smitty's, Kreuz serve meat unlike anything you or the other 250,000 people have eaten. And while you're looking for BBQ, drive to Llano and Elgin for some more!

Lockhart, Texas estimates over 250,000 come to their town to eat BBQ. Blacks, Smitty's, Kreuz serve meat unlike anything you or the other 250,000 people have eaten. And while you're looking for BBQ, drive to Llano and Elgin for some more!

The New England Grimpendium: Edward Gorey House, Yarmouth Port, MA

The New England Grimpendium: Edward Gorey House, Yarmouth Port, MA

Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel and Spa Monterey Weddings Monterey Reception Venues 93940 - good hotel and reception option

Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel and Spa Monterey Weddings Monterey Reception Venues 93940 - good hotel and reception option

Austin is home to hundreds of luxury vehicles. Explore a few of the most exciting spots to check out high-end sport cars.

Austin is home to hundreds of luxury vehicles. Explore a few of the most exciting spots to check out high-end sport cars.

George W. Bush looks at his dog Barney while on his ranch: | The 42 Best Photos Ever Taken Of White House Pets

Lyndon B. Johnson sings with his grandson and his dog Yuki:

George W. Bush looks at his dog Barney while on his ranch: | The 42 Best Photos Ever Taken Of White House Pets

Fall is a perfect time to drive through West Lake Hills. Beautiful Hill Country views, picturesque natural landscapes and impressive custom homes reveal themselves among the rugged terrain.

Fall is a perfect time to drive through West Lake Hills. Beautiful Hill Country views, picturesque natural landscapes and impressive custom homes reveal themselves among the rugged terrain.

Sandy Hook Light, I loved Sandy Hook. there were little tiny water hermit crabs. So dear.

Sandy Hook Light, I loved Sandy Hook. there were little tiny water hermit crabs. So dear.