I stopped in at the Mexic-Arte Museum this afternoon while walking about in downtown Austin. They had a Day of the Dead display called “Love to Death” and the theme was Community Altars. There were so many colorful celebrations of life and death to behold.
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.
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.
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.
Dinner at Torchy’s Tacos on South Congress. I thought about ordering the Taco of the Month, but stuck with my favorite – the Migas Taco. Yummy. Oh, and there is a nice view of downtown Austin from this part of Congress Avenue. 🙂
For a SXSW event tonight, They screened Ghost in the Shell with the backdrop of downtown Austin. It was a nice evening to sit out at the Long Center Terrace and watch the film.