Beautiful Austin, Texas!

I first visited Austin when I was much younger (in the early ’70s) with my father and friends to watch Texas Longhorn football games (Earl Campbell days). I also remember buying my first 14-speed bicycle at Freewheeling Bike Shop (which used to be on 24th St. near the UT campus). I loved Austin so much that I moved near campus in the early ’80s to attend summer school at UT (just two weeks after graduating from high school). Yeah, I was pretty stoked!

Austin has since grown and changed dramatically from a sleepy college town to a technological hub, a.k.a “Silicon Hills.” There are countless activities in Austin, so if you’re visiting the area for a while, you may also want to check out the surrounding Hill Country.

Austin skyline at evening 2020Austin skyline

Below are just a few photos and videos of the many scenic locations in this beautiful, tech-savvy city.

2021 South by Southwest Conference (SXSW) in Austin, Texas

Lake Travis…and The Oasis (left).

View from The Oasis on Lake Travis…(fun live music: here)
Colorado River…
Lake Austin (along the Colorado River)… a view from Mount Bonnell (Covert Park).
Pennybacker “360” bridge…

Barton Springs Pool…a cool place to swim (literally). The average annual water temperature is 68º! If you’re in this area consider checking out Shady Grove, and Continental Club.