Each noon, Austin radio station KVET (98.1 FM) plays a wonderful barbershop harmony rendiditon of the U.S. national anthem, and immediately follows it with a lush symphonic version of "The Eyes of Texas are upon You." Listen to this video, which plays part of the song.
A combination of hockey, boardercross, and downhill skiing, Red Bull Crashed Ice sets a thrilling stage for intrepid male and female amateur and pro hockey players from across Canada & beyond. No flat surfaces here – instead daring racers hurtle down a 550m ice track coiling around Quebec City’s urban environment, featuring a ridiculous sequence of razor-sharp turns, ice steps and gap jumps. But how would a mere mortal cope with the track? Watch this video to find out!
Imagine a structure made completely of 15,000 tons of snow and 500 tons of ice. Imagine ceilings over 5.4 metres high (19 feet), walls covered with original artwork, and furniture carved out of ice blocks. Keep that thought in your mind, and you have conjured up an image of The Hôtel de Glace, located just 10 minutes from downtown Québec City in one of the most beautiful natural parks in the area. It takes approximately five weeks to erect this masterpiece of architecture which now covers more than 3 000 square meters. The Hôtel de Glace artisans amaze everyone by modifying and creating new elements every year. For example, there are 36 wonderful rooms and theme suites, the Ice Café, the magnificent chapel, an immense lobby with a candelabra lit by fibre optics, an interior courtyard, hot tubs and sauna, functional fireplaces, and the majestic reception room named the Ice Bar. The Hôtel de Glace offers a truly unforgettable experience between nature and urbanity.
Each day at twelve noon, Austin radio station 98.1 FM plays the Star Spangled Banner, which is immediately followed by a lush orchestral arrangement of "The Eyes of Texas are Upon You." For a sample of the latter, turn your speakers on!
Our visit took us 17 miles outside of Fredericksburg to see this unusual granite dome, know as Enchanted Rock. It is over 1800 ft. high and is comprised of rock said to be over 6 million years old. Evidence shows it to have been inhabited over 11,000 years ago by its earliest residents.
Local favorite Italian restaurant features real Chicago style Pizza (thin crisp square cut or light fluffy deep dish) and great pasta dishes using homemade sauces and fresh ingredients. Crisp salads served on chilled glass plates. Bread and pizza dough baked from scratch daily. Christopher's Italian Restaurant offers a casual dining experience in a comfortable Tuscan ambiance, perfect for the whole family.
A private dining room is available for parties, luncheons, corporate events, receptions, and children's parties that include kitchen tours and Make Your Own Pizza Parties, always a big hit for kid's birthday parties.
The price is fair. The fare is excellent. The excellence is dependable.
I had no idea what to expect when visiting the Alamo. I was a little bit underwhelmed, but still it was a pretty sight. I didn't have much memory left on my digital card, so I was describing everything very quickly! :-)