Pearl Harbor Monument
This is another newer monument on the Texas State Capitol grounds, erected in 1989 by the Pearl Harbor Survivors of Texas.
The Pearl Harbor Monument is placed in honor of the men and women of Texas serving the United States armed forces who were present on the island of Oahu, Territory of Hawaii, on September 7, 1941, when the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor. This unprovoked attack was the catalyst that pushed the United States into the Second World War.
comfortable shoes for walking (you will walk a lot), a small umbrella, wind breaker, cool clothes (it's hot and sudden storms come up quickly) Sunblock! (year-round) If you have major camera problems go to Austin Camera Coop. Remember to bring film for really bright light. It's sunny down here! The rivers/lakes seem cold compared to the air, if you plan to go swimming bring warm cover-ups. Bring clothes you can sweat in (you will!) and still be comfortable.
Emma Long Metropolitan Park
I didn't know this park existed until yesterday (05/31/2004). Emma Long Park (a.k.a. "City Park") is located in West Austin, hidden within the Hill Country surroundings. It's the second largest park within the city limits, and it's absolutely gorgeous.
This is the type of park where you bring the entire crew, not just the immediate family. The Colorado River borders an entire side of the park--plenty of room for boats, jet skiing, etc.
Today, I decided to check out a couple of consignment stores - Next To New and Room Service Vintage.
Next To New is spacious and carry items like vintage pianos - priced about $1500 each, furniture, lamps, clothes, accessories, hats, TV sets, cabinets, potted plants, kitchen appliances and home decor to name a few. Stocks are frequently replenished. Take notice of the tags and there are indications of price slashes and how much that particular item may be reduced to the following week or month. The layout of this store is spacious and it wasn't crowded on a Saturday afternoon.
The condition of the items are in pretty good shape but do expect some to look old and worn out. Price wise, I'd say they're a little pricey. But, if you have a knack for shopping for consignment furniture and you like refurbishing them, then this place may work for you. Good to just do a walk-through on a weekend anyway.
It's cheesy I know
It's a tradition that everytime I go to Austin I have to stop into Coyote Ugly. It's everything you think it is. If you've seen the movie or watch the reality show then you know what to expect. It's not for the timid or shy, that's for sure. And I can never pass up the opportunity to dance on the bar. Whatever goes