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Hot Spots in Austin, Texas: San Gabriel River

San Gabriel Water Trail

San Gabriel River, Texas The San Gabriel River flows through central Texas all the way to California. Its formed by the confluence of the North Fork San Gabriel and the South Fork San Gabriel in Georgetown, Texas. Before several impoundments were put into place, the San Gabriel river was prone to short but quick flooding….

Hot Spots in Austin, Texas: Lake Travis

Texas: Lake Travis Lake Travis is a hot spot to visit northwest of Austin, Texas. Lake Travis is a reservoir that was built on the Colorado River in 1942 to contain floodwaters. After a bad flood in 1938, Texas officials saw the construction of Lake Travis as necessary. It stretches a vast 65 miles across…

Have you met…..Hayden?

head shot of Hayden

Hello, My name is Hayden Rowe and I am a guide with Lone Star Kayak Tours. I have been an avid outdoorsman since I could walk. Whether in the forest or on the water, I always strive to be out in and among nature. I’ve been on the San Marcos River for over a year…

Mermaids’ Everywhere!

A mermaid in shallow water

Mermaid of San Marcos Morghan Parker, the mermaid of San Marcos, flips her tail Sept. 16, 2015 in the San Marcos River. Participants march in the Mermaid Parade at Coney Island June 22, 1996 in Brooklyn, NY. The annual parade, where hundreds of participants. Mermaids have long been part of San Marcos history, and a…

Really nice place to visit!

Austin Texas Capital

They offer a free, 30-minute guided tour containing a mix of national, state and local history and they include tons of fun facts and jokes. You are able to hang around, take photos and explore at any time. They are open weekdays from 8am to 5pm and weekends from 9am to 5pm. Tour are 30-45 minute of the building every 15 minutes.  Monday…

Bats, Bats, and more Bats!

kayak below the bat bridge at sunset

We see bat imagery all over Austin, many Austinites have yet to experience one of the most incredible sights that takes place along one of our busiest streets every year from March to November. Underneath the Ann W. Richards Congress Avenue Bridge lives the largest urban bat colony in North America. When they emerge in…

Where do we meet for our tour?

Frank store front

We meet in front of Frank. Housed in a high-end space, but serving gourmet variations of “lowbrow” cuisine, Frank has put a new twist on a classic American favorite: the hot dog. The design-forward restaurant is open from the early morning hours and late into the night, offering delivery service and breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner and late-night menus featuring traditional hot…

Make your life more Exciting!

  Sometimes we wonder why or how to put more excitement in our lives.  For whatever reason, here is a few suggestions to create or improve one’s life, making it look like you at least have some kind of life, even if it isn’t the most exciting…

Where are the bats now?

Bats flying around

  Are you planning to come to Austin, Tx to see a sky full of bats during October to February?  Hold on!  You will be asking yourself where did all the bats go?  We will have over 2 million bats living under the Congress bridge and about 1.5 million are pregnant female moms in the summer. …