Loving Sunset Walks

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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.

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AVP Austin

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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.

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