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USA, Texas, Round Rock – La Margarita restaurant

I have been visiting the La Margarita restaurant since if first opened in 1988. My son
and I went there again this week for lunch and it was every bit as good as I remembered. It is located at 1530 on the west frontage road of Interstate 35 just north of Round Rock. The restaurant has had more than one location over the years, but they have been in their current location since 2002.

There is nothing special about La Margarita. But it does have consistently good food at reasonable prices. It has a family atmosphere and is a great place to go for dinner or lunch. The restaurant is open daily from 7AM until 10PM, 11PM on Friday and Saturday nights. On Tuesdays, kids eat free after 3PM with the purchase of an adult entree. They also host a Happy Hour M-F 2PM until 7PM if your are interested in ‘adult beverages’.

If you are in the Round Rock area and are feeling like Tex-Mex cuisine, La Margarita is a good choice.

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USA, Texas, Cedar Park – Texas Museum of Science and Technology


The Texas Museum of Science and Technology (TxMOST) is located in Cedar Park north of Austin. The museum, currently housed in 30,000 sq. ft. of leased space, has been open since March 20, 2015. The museum evolved from the Austin Planetarium organization. The new TxMOST targets to fill the long existing need of a science museum in Austin. Austin was the largest metropolitan area in the US without a multidisciplinary science museum.

Currently the museum has few static exhibits, but is hosting the Body Worlds & The Cycle of Life traveling exhibit. A full planetarium is planned to be added in the fall. The site has plenty of space to allow for future expansion. The museum is located at 1220 Toro
Grande Boulevard, Cedar Park, Tx 78613

This isn’t equivalent to Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry . . . . yet. It is a first step that I hope many will support.

USA, Texas, Austin – The Thinkery


The Thinkery is a location in Austin that is designed to appeal to younger children (Elementary school age for the most part), presenting them with fun and innovative learning experiences. It is definitely a place where the kids can mix fun with STEM related experiences. I visited The Thinkery a short time ago with my 4th grade age granddaughter. The place was full of kids that were engaged with fun activities and learning a little science along the way.

The Thinkery is located at 1830 Simond Ave., Austin, TX 78723 in the old Mueller Airport development. It evolved from the older Austin Children’s Museum, which was founded in 1983. The Thinkery has been a part of the Mueller development since late 2013. There is plenty of free, covered parking nearby and there is even a nice park across the street so that kids can let off some steam with a little physical activity.

If you have younger children or grandchildren and are looking for a
place to escape the central Texas summer heat, The Thinkery is a
great place.

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