Great reasons to live in Austin. Number thirteen. Austin River Walk.

One of the simple pleasures and joys of life in Austin is strolling along the River Walk. Just watching the paddle boarders and boaters is such fun. The glorious views of the city are another whole reason to enjoy this simple pleasures. I think my photos might show you why!


The water is clear, cool and a refreshing joy on a hot Summer day in Texas. Take your dogs for a walk along the river walk and watch them enjoy splashing in the water retrieving sticks. Not our Chinese Crested Powder Puffs of course–they would just look at sticks in stolid amazement….





When the sun goes down, you can take a boat ride out on the river and get a ‘smack in the middle’ view of those 1.5 million bats flying out from the crevices underneath Congress Bridge.


Just behind the spot where this photo was taken is the iconic statue of the great blues guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughn. He looks out over the river with a watchful eye towards 6th Street.IMG_6910