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Old 10-07-2010, 07:44 PM  
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I was told back in the 70's/80's Austin was a really perfect size and culture. So everyone running for Council and Mayor ran on a "no roads" platform because they felt if they didn't build any major roads and rejected State/Federal money, Austin could not grow.

Then of course Austin grew without the major roads and now there is really no alternative, no space even.

I hate I35. I cannot get to Georgetown without coming to a complete stop at some point. No matter time of day or day.
That was the pre-Silicon Valley shebang. After the military base closed down Bergstrom AFB, the silicon libs moved in from Cali.
I remember well the roads before then.
That shift forever changed the face of Austin.
*Is my age showing?
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I remember the horror of the two lane interstate. We would be stuck in traffic forever.
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Old 10-08-2010, 05:56 PM  
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I remember the horror of the two lane interstate. We would be stuck in traffic forever.
HAHAHAAAA!
Oh indeed.
Do you remember the PRAY FOR ME, I DRIVE 183 bumperstickers?
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Old 10-11-2010, 11:59 AM  
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HAHAHAAAA!
Oh indeed.
Do you remember the PRAY FOR ME, I DRIVE 183 bumperstickers?
I don't, and honestly the only issue I had with 183 moving to Austin was the constant name changes. Things could get confusing.
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Old 10-11-2010, 02:10 PM  
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I don't, and honestly the only issue I had with 183 moving to Austin was the constant name changes. Things could get confusing.
Oh my stars, no kidding!
If you do not remember those, I must be older than you.
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Old 10-13-2010, 09:56 AM  
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You may be. I like to thin of myself as an elderly person stuck in a 27 year olds body. I complain a lot and have digestion issues.
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You may be. I like to thin of myself as an elderly person stuck in a 27 year olds body. I complain a lot and have digestion issues.
LOLOLOL!
I have a daughter your age!
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LOLOLOL!
I have a daughter your age!
Was she raised in Austin?
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I had to make the drive home to Dallas last weekend and was stuck in traffic the whole 4 hours. Typical. It got really bad between Waco and Hillsboro, I wish there was a convenient alternative to the Highway, but there's not.
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