Austin Trip

So, the boyfriend and I made it to Austin, and stayed at the lovely AT&T Hotel and Conference Center (Thanks Expedia) right in the middle of The University Texas. What makes the view so awesome though was that we are down the street from this tower:

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For those who don’t know, this is the tower where on August 1st, 1966, Charles Whitman let out a barrage of of bullets from the observation deck onto unsuspecting students, faculty, visitors and police. In total, 16 were killed and 32 were injured. Whitman was killed by two officers and a civilian.

We wandered that night out to the field in front of the tower to pay our respects for those who died. I’ve read about Whitman before, but to see the magnitude and scale of the tower left me in awe. It was quite a scary scene honestly to think back when this happened, to hear gun shots but not know where they’re coming from.

There’s more to come!

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About theoracleofdreams
The Oracle of Dreams is a High School teacher, who spends a great deal of time outside of school watching movies, listening to music, and various other artistic ventures. The Oracle of Dreams is a pseudonym for reasons beyond her knowledge, and wishes to keep her identity secret...or until she makes big bucks and can leave the teaching field...one can always dream bigger right?

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