The temperature hit just above 90 degrees Fahrenheit in Central Texas today, so I opted for a late evening walk with hopes of less heat on the path. I started off from Rivery Park in Georgetown, which you can see from the trail map photo is located in the middle of the Georgetown trail system. It turned out to be a nice walk along the paved trail, with gentle slopes to climb up and down, and some nice views of the San Gabriel River.
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.
For fans of the original Blade Runner, they have done a great job of recreating this film series. The sci-fi world on screen is just magestic. The flying cars are flawless. Ryan Gosling is the perfect choice for the lead role, and Harrison Ford holds his own. My favorite character is Joi, a holographic companion, played by Ana de Armas. They could have based the movie on her and it would have been wonderful. Be warned that the running time for this movie is long – I was in the theater for 3 hours with previews and credits – and if you are like me, you may not find yourself a fan of the storyline. However, this is a must see for the local movie house or IMAX if you have one nearby.
I had the opportunity to join a Social Media Conference at the new Sheraton Hotel in Georgetown today. There were guest speakers like Erik Qualman, Natalie Zfat, Brian Fanzo, and Chet Garner, among others. Google them if you are interested and you will find a world of tips and advice for being your authentic self in social media. There was tons of food as indicated by the tower of Round Rock donuts. All in all, it was a great event!
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.