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Austin, TX

Beware: hipsters.

sunny 86 °F
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I had a double-dose of luck while in Texas, and was able to stay with another friend in Austin. Why is everyone moving to Texas?! I haven't seen this guy in a long time (5 years?), so it was nice to chill-out with my 'brah' for a few days.


University of Texas at Austin


Blanton Museum of Art


Throwing darts at the Black Sheep Lodge


Texas State Capitol Building. Their door hinges alone were impressive.


The weather proved to be more than suitable for a some pool action at Barton Springs. It's a 3 acre man-made pool that is fed by underwater springs. The temperature stays nice and cool year-round, around 68-70 degrees. Barton was refreshing but not overbearing for the average person. Some say it's a bit chilly and I don't blame them; I like being in frigid water. And no, I have yet to swim with any polar bear clubs... yet.

Barton Springs pool (thanks for joining Miss Darts!)


I spent a good amount of time at Epoch Coffee and Caffé Medici to veg-out or update my pictures. I'm sure given to Austin's tech culture, coffee shops are accommodating to coffee-shop squatters, with a plentiful array of power outlets everywhere. Epoch Coffee even had some extension cords hanging from the ceiling.


For my last night, Mike made a farewell dinner with his famous turkey burgers* from scratch.

  • not pictured, since I ate them too fast. Thanks Mike!

Till next time Austin.

Posted by muricadave 11:12 Archived in USA Tagged springs texas capitol austin darts barton

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