Texas and Howard Days 2022


Texas trip

Austin is the capital City of Texas. Residents of Austin are known as Austinites. We will drive to Austin on the May 29 and stay there for 2 nights.

What to see or do in Austin?

We have had quite a few suggestions of what to see in this city too. Some of them are:

  • Museum of the Weird
    412 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78701
    Tickets: $12 · museumoftheweird.com
  • Duck Tours – They use an open-air amphibious device set up like a bus
    602 E 4th Street Austin
    Adults: $34.95
    Children (Age 3-12): $ 21.95
  • Chicken Fried Steak?
  • More live music spots than in any city in America. 6th Street and some of the accompanying streets in the area are the biggest batch of them.
  • Also, a lot of great places to eat. Chuy’s for Tex-Mex. Austin also thinks it has the best BBQ (barbeque).
  • You might think about Salt Lick, just outside of town.
  • Note that Patrice now hangs out a sizable portion of the year in Austin, you might get his suggestions, I’m sure they will be more current and better than mine. Dennis McHaney is there as well.
  • Stop by The University of Texas and hit the Harry Ransom Center on the west side. The vast majority of REH’s original typescripts are stored there. More than 10K pages. Call ahead, and you can get to paw through them to your heart’s content.300 W 21st St, Austin, TX 78712
    +1 512-471-8944
  • Try to schedule a meal at The Oasis on Lake Travis. It is a restaurant built on a big cliff overlooking Lake Travis. Beautiful place to eat, especially at sunset, sitting out on the deck.
  • Up past Austin a bit, there is a nice string of caves to visit. The Hill Country is limestone, so caves are natural in the area. And caves are a nice place for cooling off on a warm afternoon, usually a nice 60F. 

After 2 nights in Austin we’re off to Fort Worth.