Sundays are the best days to go walking in Downtown Austin. I started at the Paramount Theater on Congress Avenue, took a loop around the Town Lake hike and bike trail, and then ended up back at the Paramount. A perfect day for a walk.
Today was a day for classic cars at the Lonestar Round Up. A friend and I visited the official car show at the Travis County Expo Center and the unofficial show on South Congress Avenue. It was a beautiful day, and there was plenty to see and do.
I was excited to find out that Michael Fracasso was playing in the Music Tent for the Texas Book Festival. He is one of my favorite local singer-songwriters. He and his band were awesome!
I went downtown to watch some college football this afternoon. Since I hadn’t been to Cooper’s BBQ in a while, I decided to lunch there. I had brisket, jalapeño sausage, cheese, beans, and iced tea. It was all wonderful.
It is that time of year again. Motorcycles are everywhere in Austin for the Republic of Texas Biker Rally. My favorite event is the motorcycle parade that travels from the Rally site in North Austin to Congress Avenue Downtown. It is pretty special to cheer for the bikers as they arrive on Congress. This year I chose a spot in front of the Capitol Building to view the festivities.
The Lonestar Round Up is in town for the weekend and the best place to see the cars is along South Congress. A stroll up and down the Avenue will bring some great sights and photo opportunities. To top things off, I popped into The Continental Club to listen to some blues.
Honk! TX is back in town for the weekend! This is one of my favorite festivals of the year with such good music. I watched several bands this evening at different locations along South Congress Avenue. My favorite band tonight was Gora Gora Orkestar from Boulder Colorado. They were great!