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Old 03-03-2009, 02:28 PM
Location: SoCal
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Hi all,
My mom & sister are in town this weekend, and I've been trying to think up some fun stuff for us to do. The three of us went horseback riding in Costa Rica last year (and a few years before that) so I thought that might be something fun to do here in Austin.

I know of Bear Creek stables. They apparently do a guided tour through their grounds. Has anyone does this?

Does anyone else know who else does it? I'd preferably like to see some countryside.

Thanks! Also any other suggestions for things for us to do would be great. My mom is in her 60s & enjoys art, movies (the Alamo Drafthouse is already being planned), crafts, gardening, music, & all things Irish. My sister is 21, so she enjoys 21-type things, I imagine. I'm already taking her out to see a band at Stubbs.

These are some ideas I have already:
- Roller Derby
- The Alamo (San Antonio)
- Barton Springs
- Tea @ Fiddler's Hearth
- The Capitol
- Lady Bird Johson Wildflower Center
- Zilker Park
- Museum of Popular Culture
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Old 03-03-2009, 02:53 PM
Location: Central Texas
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I used to work (to support my horse habit) and board my horse and take lessons at Bear Creek Stables years ago.

The closest place I know for some real countryside on rented horses is down in Bandera, which is quite a drive for just a weekend (though I've done it). Some stables on the edges of the Hill Country Natural Area have guided trail rides through the 5000 or so acres of HCNA.

You might want to take your Mom to Things Celtic.
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