Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Outdoor Wednesday - Hubby's tour of Austin

Welcome to Outdoor Wednesday, graciously hosted every week by Susan at http://asoutherndaydreamer.blogspot.com/ Make sure to stop by and see what beautiful outdoor scenes everyone is sharing this week.

This week, I thought I'd take you on a night tour of Austin. DH and a friend went out last Friday and did some night shooting in Austin. He said that you meet the nicest people when you set up a camera on a tripod and turn your hat backwards lol.

The Broken Spoke is a legend among Austin dance halls. Now in the middle of an extremely busy urban area, it still has the feel of a beer hall in the middle of nowhere. Can't you just hear Asleep at the Wheel playing in the background?

How about a bite to eat at the Magnolia Cafe? This is a fantastic little restaurant. Don't let the sign fool you, the food is great and we're always GLAD that they are open!

Just thought that this shot came out really neat. Congress Avenue, going past the Austin Motel. This is a really neat old place that has been restored to all of it's vintage glory.

Statue of Stevie Ray Vaughan on the shores of Lady Bird Lake

Love this shot of the Austin skyline from the shores of Lady Bird Lake.

Hope you enjoyed this mini tour of Austin. Now don't forget to stop by Susan's and see what everyone else has to share with us this week.

26 comments:

Amy said...

The 'Broken Spoke' looks like it is a fun place. I need to check it out whan we get to Austin!! Thanks for the nighttime tour.

James said...

Very nice. I was just in Austin a couple of month ago, but I'm always ready for more. We used to drive down from Irving. I really did enjoy your tour especially the bottom picture. I tried to take that view at night but it didn't come out right.

See ya around. :-)

The Stylish House said...

Kathy,
I visited Austin years ago and loved it! From what I see of the skyline the city has grown quiet a bit.
I LOL when I read your comment on my blog about the the bales of hay being scratchy! That is so perfect.
Cathy

Karen at Nittany Inspirations said...

Great photos. I've never been to Texas. Thanks for sharing.

squawmama said...

Great photos and I will keep in mind those places to stop when we go to Austin... Thanks

Have Fun & Travel Safe
Donna

easternsparkle said...

What a great way to show off your town! Never been to Texas, might just have to make the trip one day - maybe we could sail from there sometime!

Heather

Queen B. said...

Such cool places.
I love to see photos of places I've never been !!!
Love these.........
Hugs,

Becky K. said...

Beautiful. I love city skylines!

Becky K.

xinex said...

Thnaks for the night tour, Kathy. I love your town!...Christine

Marina Capano said...

Wow!what a cute outdoor post!

xoxo

pk said...

Never been to Austin but it looks like a great place! The last photo is beautiful...

storyteller said...

I enjoyed this introduction to Austin at night ;--)
Hugs and blessings,

Mary said...

I loved your tour of Austin at night. Now I just need to determine which spot to visit first. The view of Austin from Lady Bird Lake looks like a great place to begin. Kind of work my way down to town. I hope you are having a wonderful day.

marty39 said...

Oh, Kat, I havn't been to Austin in many years. It looks like it has grown so much like everything else. What great pictures. Love seeing the skyline. Hugs, Marty

Terry said...

Beautiful pictures, love the Austin skyline....kinda reminds me of Vegas with all the lights.

Riet said...

LOvely pictures. I love that Austin Skyline.
Have a nice day

Brenda said...

Yep, bright lights, big city. Our state's capitol. Beautiful photos.
Brenda

Lori E said...

Dare I say I don't like country music? Sorry.
Now Stevie Ray Vaughan rocks.
I would sure like to try those eateries. I bet there is some good old BBQ there.

Cindy said...

Great photos, I have never been to Austin, thanks for the mini tour and thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment. Hugs, Cindy S

DesignTies said...

The shot of the Austin skyline is beautiful. I'm not much of a city girl, but I just love seeing city skylines all lit up at night :-)

Maybe I have a dirty mind, but the sign for the Austin Motel reminds me of... well, you can probably guess!!

Hey, you and me both are apparently living in a cave!! I just heard about the Crasher Squirrel late last week and thought he would make a fun post. Glad you enjoyed it :-)

You could always try sticking him in a picture of your office and see how he likes it ;-)

Kelly

Libby Murphy said...

Oh I love the grand tour. It's been twenty years since I was there and I remember it being a fun trip.
Happy Twirls

Libby Murphy said...

Oh I love the grand tour. It's been twenty years since I was there and I remember it being a fun trip.
Happy Twirls

Lori said...

What wonderful photos... Love the skyline!

Tootsie said...

thanks for the tour...it is fun to see all the different places we all go ...and not have to have a passport!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Your guest blog contributor did a fabulous job with his photos! That skyline looks like it could be framed and hung on the wall. Thanks for the tour. laurie

Our really empty nest said...

Awesome pics, talented photographer! Thanks for sharing Austin looks like a neat place! Sue