It is that time of year in Austin where the evenings start getting cooler and it makes it nice to get out and walk. This evening, I started at Ninth and Congress and headed for the loop around Town Lake. There were a few art installations and groovy flowers along the way. On my return to Congress Avenue, there was a flock of tourists anxiously awaiting the bats to begin flying out from under the bridge. And of course, the sunset colors on the city were most beautiful.
I sat outside on the patio for a while and enjoyed a coffee near the Arboretum area in Austin this evening. After that, it was time for a walk and seeking out the best sunset view from the hills.
It was a beautiful day at Lady Bird Lake this afternoon. I think everyone in Austin had the same idea – get out and enjoy the awesome weather. Here are some scenes from my walk around the trail.
It was a nice, cloudy, cool day in Austin for the AVP to have their finals. The women’s and men’s favorites won their matches as the packed stadium cheered them on. April Ross and Whitney Pavlik won $15,000 in the women’s bracket, and Phil Dalhausser and Nick Lucena did the same in the men’s bracket. I think Phil Dalhausser is still my favorite volleyball player, with him winning the gold medal at the Beijing Olympics in 2008 with partner Todd Rogers as my favorite memory. It is so much fun to see all the volleyball professionals play live in the stadium. Catch them on tour this summer if you have the opportunity.
Shakespeare in the Park is always fun in Austin. The Comedy of Errors is also a good play to watch as the sun sets on the Zilker Hillside Theater and the cool night air begins to set in. This play can be seen through May 28th if you find yourself near Austin.