Try as I might I can’t keep a camera on hand at all times, and even when I do I might be having too much fun to stop and take a photo. Here are a few of the other things we did in Austin.
We made an attempt to go kayaking, unfortunately the Texas Rowing Company experienced a big flood at the Town Lake and were out of action. If that weren’t enough to stop us the Town Lake itself was closed for safety reasons.
We wanted to go swimming at Barton Springs. It sounds like it’s a really nice pool but unfortunately this too was closed. Instead we went to Deep Eddy and enjoyed the sun and swimming. Barton Springs is on the list for next time.
This is very high on my list of things to do in Austin. The Alamo Drafthouse. Possibly the world’s best movie theater. First of all, bar & snack service while you watch. If that weren’t enough check out the event calendar on the website. The shows range from cult movies to special guests and sing-alongs. I really wish I had time for more movies at this place. A week after we left Bill Paxton was there up for a Space Balls quote-along and a couple months ago Christopher Lloyd showed up in a Delorean for a Back to the Future screening (a brand new print, for those who note such things). It might be worth moving to Austin for this place alone. Update: They’re showing the Community and 30 Rock premieres this week. If I lived in Austin, I’d be there.
The photo below is from our visit to the South Congress Bridge where Mexican Free-tailed Bats live from March – November. Each night they take to the skies at sunset. While I did get a photo of this, I’d say there are less than 100 bats in the photo. What’s not pictured is the rest of the 1.5 Million.