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Bats at Congress avenue Bridge


The website tells the bats go to Mexico in Early November.
We will be in Austin from 5 to 7 November. Have we any chance they wait for our visit before going to the nice weather of Mexico ?

Re: Bats at Congress avenue Bridge

by tammywilliford2010

While your in Austin ck out Lake Travis and go to the oasis it is so beautiful just to sit drink and watch the sun set


Re: Bats at Congress avenue Bridge

by butterfly_girl

Hey Ray;

I think you may have a chance to see the bats, but maybe not in mass numbers. Go to for more info. on the bats and call 512-416-5700 (Category 3636) when you arrive to see if the little bats of Austin are still flying. I hope you are able to see them! It's fun to take the Lone Star Riverboat for a bat cruise even if there are not bats, the boat ride is still nice. If I can provide any other information about Austin, feel free to e-mail me!

Re: Bats at Congress avenue Bridge

by butterfly_girl

Just to let you know, I just went on the Lonestar Riverboat Bat Cruise last night and there were still millions of little bats I think the chances are very good that you will still see bats on your visit. I was told they think the bats will be here til mid' November. The Bat Cruise will be running until next weekend when you are in town or else another great place to see the bats is on Congress Street Bridge or right underneath by the Austin American Statesman. Bring your's cool!

Travel Tips for Austin

Try one of the great walking...

by zypher

Try one of the great walking tours or day hikes available throught the city. Austin is a Tree City USA, and the Parks and Recreation Department oversees more than 23,800 acres of land containing 191 parks, 8,847 acres of preserves and 3,394 acres of creeks and canyons. There are over 74 miles of hike and bike trails and well surfaced scenic paths that follow natural greenbelts throughout the city, claimed to be one of the finest in the nation.

Rowing on Town Lake

by scott_txguy

Rowing, in a Scull. Since it never gets cold enough to freeze the river, you can rent a scull and row on it. There are also canoe and kayak rentals. IT's a nice way to travel up and down the length of the city, and see some terrific views. Don't get too close to the dam though, there is a lot of current next to the power plant. You can row from holly street (the downriver dam) all the way to redbud before you enocounter the upriver (redbud) dam Austin rowing club, texas rowing, boat rentals in the phone book. There are a few.

Drive through the Hill District

by Djinn76

To have a real idea of the Texas, you will have to drive! Driving through the major highway (290 is already quite nice) could already give you some idea but I’d recommend some smaller roads (the Ranch road) such as for example the 2325.
You sometime have the impression to drive in the middle of nowhere. However you know that people are living here. How ? The mailbox!! You see either one or a bunch of them along the road and you realise that the small path is indeed the entrance of a ranch…

New digs

by virtualling about Urban Outfitters

I browse their online store quite often. The clothes and home decor items have a cool edge to it. The online clearance items are better than what you can find in their sales rack in-store. They do have pretty nifty clothing accessories, home decor, gifts and books too.

There's an upbeat vibe about Urban Outfitters. I think it's also got to do with it being near UT. Demographics of in-store customers... definitely young... uni students... and boy, can they swipe their credit cards fast! Most of them look so sure of their purchases. They shop with confidence. Hmmm...

Me? I like browsing most of the time. I do love UO, but I prefer to DIY gifts and certain housewares. The clothes are a little overpriced for me. But of course, I'm comparing shopping the same kind of styles and items with what I get from Kuala Lumpur, where I'm from and some other indie stores on Etsy.

Profanity alert: Check out the photos, see if you can tell.

Warehouse District -...

by Tyanna

Warehouse District - Speakeasy, Miguel's (salsa dancing), Fado (Irish-style pub)
Not as filled with college kids as the cookie-cutter bars on 6th street. Lots of diverse, fun bars and restaurants w/more of a young professional crowd. In Austin, pretty much anything goes. You don't have to be dressed up anywhere that I know of, but in the warehouse district, the women usually like to get dressed up and show off.


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