The slogan fits. I visited Austin in mid-October and was greeted by the hospitality, the funk, the pride in the peculiarity. Here are some highlights:
The State Capitol building
Paramount Theatre, preparing for Austin Film Festival
Ye shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free
Ask UT Students how they feel about the new gun law? #GunFreeUT
Other “must see” spots:
Voodoo Donuts, 6th Street, open 24/7 to meet all of your donut desires
Zilker Park, for walking, bathing, and more.
The Bats Emergence from Congress Avenue Bridge, they came out after dark (boo!)
Whole Foods HQ, where they have a bar, a sit-down restaurant, and a culinary center. I grabbed some pizza, sat outside in the shade, and listened to a band from Little Rock, Arkansas that reminded my ear of Tom Petty. Win.
72 hours was not enough time. What else would I have done with more time? Where do I start…
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