Tuesday, April 8, 2014

The Flag of Victoria

This weekend we visited Austin, Texas.

While we were there, we came across this gas station with a convenience store that had a display of international flags.  We looked around for an Australian flag and found one that fit the bill, but not quite.  It had the Union Jack and the Southern Cross, but it also had a little crown.

What in the world.....

Then I remembered the state flags.  I figured maybe that's what we had seen.

We Googled when we got home.  My first guess was that it was the Queensland flag, but that came up negative.  Next we tried Victoria.  That was a match.  

I thought it was random and interesting that an establishment in Austin Texas had a Victoria, Australia flag.  I wonder why. 

Where did they get all their flags in the first place?  Did they order them?  Collect them through the years?  Maybe people donate them?  

We were going to eat an Aussie-inspired restaurant in Austin called Boomerang Pies, but unfortunately they were closed.  It's not too huge of a loss though, because they sell the pies at one of our local grocery stores.

Then Austin also has one of those annoying restaurants that claim to be Australian, but there's not much Aussie-vibe there.  Now I'm just going by the menu.  Maybe the restaurant itself had a great amount of Australian spirit.   

The hamburgers though?  No beetroot.  To me, that says you're failing at being an Australian restaurant.  
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