Our family appreciates a good BBQ place. In the upper Midwest our choices are often pretty slim so when we travel south we find BBQ. One of the legendary BBQ places is the Salt Lick in Driftwood.
We thought it would be wise to try such a popular place at an off time. Monday for late lunch sounded good to us. It was about twenty minutes from the zoo to Salt Lick on very hilly roads.
Our family enjoys visiting zoos in other states, you never know what you are going to find. In Florida most zoos offer a water feature type playground. In the Midwest its the standard child’s petting farm that we see. In Austin the highlight was the animal feedings.
I purchased a Groupon for admission for two to the zoo and assumed we would pay for Daughter once we arrived. Someone had a Groupon for more than their party and it was shared with us. Very nice and appreciated!
Austin Zoo is a rescue zoo and many of the animal plaques tell you not only about the animal but where they were before coming to the Austin zoo. While it might not have all the normal zoo animals it offers a great variety! Lots of monkeys and less reptiles, works for me!
We visited on a Monday morning. The zoo was about half an hours drive from our hotel in Austin and its a very easy drive!