Tribute to Texas Schoolchildren
This monument on the grounds of the Texas Capitol in Austin depicts six children on a school field trip to the Capitol. School children in more than 600 Texas schools raised the funds necessary to complete the statues. The life-sized bronze figures, installed at ground level, are the work of sculptor Lawrence Ludtke.
Tribute to Texas Children was dedicated in June 1998. It is said to be the only monument of it's type in the United States.
News of Texas School Children Monument
Oh, you hadn't heard? The University of Texas is here, they have all kinds of sports going on. Don't forget to go down to the "Drag" (Guadalupe between 26th-MLK) to stock up on all things "burnt orange": Shirt, cap, shorts, sweats, water bottle, socks, shoes, underwear, tatoo, hair, cow... I'm sure I'm missing alot of things.
Then, once you're properly geared-up, you can say things like; "Woooo!" and "You-Tee!" and "Hook-em-horns!!!" just remember not to say or do anything original, this is about conformity dammit!
Enchanted Rock (www.wildtexas.com/parks/ausarea.htm) is 1.643 acres; 500ft pink granite dome; and seven miles of trails. Primitive camping; small crawling caves. Ecologically sensitive area with limited availability. Call first: Texas Parks and Wildlife Hotline at 1-800-792-1112. NOTE: No stores or gasoline nearby!
If you're into mid-century, you will love this place. I liked that the items in the store were well maintained and it wasn't like a junk store like some I've been to. You can try on the clothes and shoes. Look at the photos to get an idea of the kind of things sold here. There are other vintage stores along this street, so take your time to shop around a little.
Pricing: Some things cost a lot but if you're a collector, I don't suppose you'll mind paying so much for a piece of vintage chair or jewelery. It is not a very large store, but it has a lot of interesting items. Also a good walk-through on a weekend.
Other items - Match box/ Records/ Rolling Stone Magazines/ Mugs/ Curtains/ Fabrics/ Furniture/ Clocks/ Posters/ Kitchen appliances/ Vase/ Radio/ Rugs/ Toys/ Telephone/ Ashtrays
Stay Outdoors after Dark
There are lots of great camping opportunites in Austin. If you are looking for something a little different for your nightlife, find a beautiful spot on a river or lake and enjoy.
Go the Texas Parks and Wildlife website for info. on the great camping opportunities in and around Austin.