In July 2012 we took a little family vacation to Austin. My son had just graduated, was heading off to college and did not join us. My daughter was able to bring a friend. We got a condo right on the river, or at least where the river used to be. We spent one day out on jet skis, another day at Krause Springs, and another day in Austin culminating with dinner and a concert at Stubbs. All in all it was a nice trip. Krause Springs is a hidden gem. If you ever go there, get there early, right when they open. It gets really crowded in the afternoon. It is a little spring-fed swimming hole on the west side of Lake Travis. They have a spring fed swimming pool, picnic areas, and a butterfly garden. The lake level was really low and some of the side branches looked tragic with boathouses out in the middle of grassy fields that had once been the lake.
I’ve been to a couple of concerts at Stubbs. They have a small venue inside where you can site at the balcony and watch. They have a larger venue out back that is used for larger gigs like when SXSW is in town.
Austin is a nice place to visit. Sixth Street always makes it interesting. There’s a Tapas Bar on the south end of downtown called Málaga near the bridge where you can watch the bats fly after a day of watching kites fly in the park. Keep Austin weird.