The Non-Rail program has a number of great activities planned!
Wednesday evening it’s mix and mingle
time. While we are arriving for the convention, we will have the non-rail room open for getting together and visiting. We will have games (Dominoes, Scrabble, Clue, Sorry, and Uno) to keep us busy as well as a jigsaw puzzle that will be a work in progress during the entire meeting.
Thursday we are up bright and early to load the bus at 8:30 am (bus leaves at 9 am) for a real
treat. The Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum
is our destination. It features some of the most significant Texas artifacts spanning 4,000 years of history. Amazing is an understatement! We will have from 9 am (bus loading) to 3 pm (bus loading to return to the hotel) to stroll at our own pace thru a truly spectacular area. The museum is located on Congress Avenue, so there are places to stop for a bite to eat as well as other museums and art galleries (if you can pull yourselves away from the Bullock Museum). The Story of Texas Cafe
(located in the museum) brings a distinctive vision to the Bullock Museum with an emphasis on comfort food and Texas favorites created with the freshest locally sourced ingredients. Many items, from sauces to ice cream, are made in-house. We will do lunch on our own (prices from $8 to $10). Other attractions in the area are the Blanton Museum of Art
(just a couple of blocks away), Monkies Vintage & Thrift Shop
(.3 miles away – the Facebook page is true to the saying “Keep Austin Weird” but if you are into vintage clothes...), and The Old Bakery and Emporium
(.6 miles away). Remember, wear your walking shoes. This is an extra fare event.
Thursday evening we'll have a presentation by Mary Kay
that will include a new product line. There might even be some items that will be given away.
Friday we are again up bright and early to load the bus at 8:30 am (bus leaves at 9 am) for a trip to
the Round Rock Outlet Mall
. Yes, it is shop till you drop time - and there will be plenty of room on the bus for bags! As always, there is a food court with a variety of places to get a bite to eat and to sit for a spell to rest our feet and credit cards.
Friday evening we'll have a wreath-making clinic by Jo-Ann.
Saturday...how does sleeping late sound to you? Cannot remember ever going to a convention that allowed sleeping in as an option! Let’s try it to see what happens!
In the afternoon, there are several local attractions to take in if we would like. Usually some of the ladies can take a few others in their cars. The Williamson Museum
and the Williamson County Courthouse
are located on Georgetown Square, as are plenty
of shopping opportunities
. The Andrew Palm House
is located on Main Street.
Saturday evening will be our annual gathering before the awards banquet, then on to the banquet and awards. Remember, we have the Arts & Crafts Contest
(and you can’t win if you don’t enter). This year’s theme is “Eagles.” After the banquet, we will pull out the bingo cards and play for a while. If you would like, bring a small something for a prize (wrap it so it will be a surprise to the winner).
We're looking forward to another great LSR convention!