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Hearing Tests and Texas School for the Deaf

Last month, the seven of us loaded up in our trusty monster of an SUV and drove down to Austin.  Our main purpose in going was to tour Texas School for the Deaf and have both boys tested by an audiologist there.
Driving into Austin, we headed toward Congress to our favorite hotel, Embassy Suites.  We stay there whenever possible in almost any town we visit. We like the consistency of nice, clean rooms, comfy beds, great customer service, an indoor pool, and the made-to-order hot breakfast included.  When you're a family of seven good eaters, that breakfast can be a major blessing!  It also helps that Ken stays in Hilton hotels as much as he can when traveling, so we often are able to use points for a room or upgrade.  This time, Ken surprised us with the Presidential Suite!!  We had a picturesque view up Congress, a huge living area and dining room, two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and enough places to sleep that everyone is on a bed and comfy.  (This is also a perk of being able to t…