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Old 12-20-2010, 10:29 AM
 
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I will be driving to Austin in couple of days for Christmas! Is there any good place that I can stop and visit which is between Houston (NorthWest Houston) and Austin (78732).

I am interested to see some mom and pop shops or something!
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Old 12-20-2010, 11:01 AM
 
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Default There used to be...

But there was rumor spreadin' 'round in that Texas town, 'bout that shack outside La Grange. An you know what I'm talking' about'. Have mercy!
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Old 12-20-2010, 11:38 AM
 
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Since you are in NW Houston, I am assuming you are going through Brenham to get to Austin. The downtown area of Brenham is pretty nice with lots of little shops and local places to eat. Also - Round Top, Tx is really unusual, but neat to see. Literally in the middle of nowhere is this little town (population under 100) has a little town square, fashion shop, restaurant, and wine bar. If you were going though highway 71 to Austin, Fayetville is an interesting town if you are into the small town thing. Tiny little town off the beaten path with a well kept town square, restaurants, hotel, shops, etc. Think Mayberry but Texas style.

And then again Bastrop has just opened a Carl's Jr!
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Old 12-20-2010, 11:55 AM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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Ice cream in Brenham
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Old 12-20-2010, 12:13 PM
 
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BUC-EES, located on U.S. 290 in Giddings, if you need a restroom break. The restrooms there are immaculate. That is one of the biggest BUC-EES' schticks. Clean restrooms make you stop and spend money. If you are unable to make it as far as Giddings for your first restroom break, then for your convenience there is a newer, much larger BUC-EES located at 27106 U.S. 290(Northwest Frwy) @ Mueschke Road. That is in Cypress, before Mason Road and Fairfield, and is still in Harris County. I hope that this helps you out a little bit azamsharp.

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Old 12-20-2010, 12:24 PM
 
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Thank you everyone!
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Old 12-20-2010, 01:34 PM
 
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Bucees BABY!!!
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Old 12-22-2010, 05:23 PM
 
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If you take 71, we love the Texas OneStop in La Grange. More of a kid thing, since they have a great outdoor play area. But the restrooms are nice and clean. Anyone can appreciate that.
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Old 12-22-2010, 06:46 PM
 
Location: Austin, Texas
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From NW Houston it may not be the route of choice but if you choose to go on 10 to 71 and 71 into Austin there are 2 great choices on 71 - at/near Ellinger you have Hruska's - great burgers and a little farther towards Austin you have Weikel's for great kolaches and pastries.
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