After 2 1/2 days of cold rain and dark skies, a dry line passed over Austin friday afternoon. Saturday morning snapped open like a crisp, sunny Texas winter day. With blue skies and temps quickly climbing through the 50’s. The weekend was off to a great start and people were getting out, after being rained in for a few days. Continue reading Winter Rain and Bull Creek
It’s been about 15 years since I’ve visited Mule Shoe Bend. I used to break up a monotonous work week, of any random long summer day, and zip through the hill country in my Honda coupe right after work to drop a line in the water for some catch and release fishing. I had found a hotbed of some kind of inedible bass that were a blast to catch. It was a favorite getaway, from a summer years ago and I wasn’t expecting a return trip to compare. Continue reading Mule shoe Bend Recreation Area
Winter in central Texas means the water is flowing as good as it gets. Brave the chill and jump in!
I didn’t find any werewolves, but the moon was bright!
Fishin’s good in Austin!
Out at the point of Red Bud Isle, these two guys were doing better than fishing, they were catching!
For two weekends out of the year, in May and September, downtown 6th street in Austin becomes a weekend long crafts and arts festival. The street is closed off from regular traffic between Congress and I-35, and vendors set up shop in the middle. There’s also several outdoor stages with live music, games and rides for the kids. Continue reading Pecan Street Festival
What can I say? it’s spring in Austin! Well, it’s spring by calendar date but the thermometer in central Texas doesn’t synch up very well…it’s freakin hot already and has been. But hey, there’s a thousand costumed people drinking and dancing to drums in Pease Park. So get colorful, turn on and come help celebrate the little emo donkey’s birthday.
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The yearly take over of classic cars, hot rods and rat rods. The streets in south Austin are rumbling! Each year the world’s best custom cars, and other restored and modified gas powered creations, travel to the southern state of Texas. It has got to be the best hot rod show on earth!
I knew the Austin area had some parrots, because I’ve seen a group of them in some trees a couple years ago. But the other day, when we took a different route for our bike ride, I found out where some of them are living. Continue reading Austin’s Parrots
Is it a pagan ritual? Is it Mardis Gras? What is this flamboyant, sexy vibe thing happening in the park? Why are all these people in costumes dancing around drum circles? It looks like a dang hippy party! What’s that?, oh, it is a hippy party.
There’s always several drum circles and scantly clad or nude girls dancing about. Most are dressed or painted as forest nymphs. These must be the characters that have the best chance of cheering up Eeyore! Without them, the energy wouldn’t make it to the level that makes this celebration so unique. Continue reading Eeyore’s Birthday Party 2012