Today we drove to downtown Austin to see all the new buildings..what a change since our last visit several days ago and when we lived here in the 80's. So many highrises and much more congestion. This area is booming with many new housing areas. John and I spent many an early evening walking around Townlake..a great place to walk and bike ride. No wonder we were in such good shape then. I weighed 120 and John 170..those days are no more.
|Congress Ave Looking Toward Capitol|
We stopped at one of our favorite downtown eateries, Threadgill's for lunch which features liver and onions and good old home cooking. I had a catfish sandwich and John opted for the brisket sandwich with mac and cheese.
Austin is probably the most scenic area in Texas with rolling hills, Lake Travis, Colorado River,beautiful old Live Oak trees, art museums, C&W entertainment and much more. Always said, if you have to live in Texas, Austin is the place.
We stopped at Camp Mabry to visit the Texas Forces Military Museum which explores the military history of Texas dating back to 1823 and displays of military equipment. A very interesting stop if interested in military history.
31 may 2015
This is our last day before departing for Denton and we had a very nice family get together at The Oasis on Lake Travis.Several months ago the lake was almost dry..what a difference the month of rain has made. Kendyl was not able to attend due to a previous commitment. Of course Hope and her family are in Oregon and Liz and grandsons are up in Dallas area. We had some good laughs and visit. Til next year..
|Darin & Kerry|
|Cameron, Jack,Dave & Christine|
|Eric, Parker & Cindy|
|Proud Parents and Grandparents|
|11 of Us|
|Christine,Jack,Cameron & Dave|
|Darin & Kerry|