Observe The Bat Colony under the Congress Avenue Bridge (Austin)

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Did you know that the  The Ann W. Richards Congress Avenue Bridge in downtown Austin is the spring and summer home to some 750,000 bats with up to 1.5 million bats at the peak of the bat-watching season?   It's the largest urban bat colony in North America! Each evening around sunset, the Congress Avenue bats emerge like a black cloud from the crevices of the bridge. Covering the countryside in search of food, it … [Read more...]

Bullock Texas State History Museum (Austin)

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Though my kids and I missed The Bullock Texas State History Museum on our Texas road trip, I got the opportunity to visit while I was in Austin attending a friend's wedding.  I thought  it was such an incredible museum I wanted to include it here. I so wish I had done this with my kids as this museum traces the history of the state from it's ancient beginnings, through it's period as Mexican territory, it's … [Read more...]

Segway Tour (Austin)

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So some of you are probably shaking your head wondering what kind of mother I am letting my kids ride Segways, but I thought this would be a totally unique way to see and experience the city of Austin, and our Segway Tour did not disappoint.  There are several outfits now, but when we went they only outfit operating was Segway Nation. This activity was another great example where anything goes in Texas since there … [Read more...]

Texas State Capitol Building (Austin)

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Texas is a state that is big and bold in character and so it comes as no surprise that the Texas State Capitol Building is also bold in design and stature.  It has a beautiful rotunda with a dome with one big star in the middle and the letters of Texas surrounding it.  The lone star was on display everywhere and my kids and i had a great time finding them even on the fence surrounding the building.  After checking … [Read more...]