Make sure you take a bottle of water with you in your travels around Abilene, and in Texas in general. We've had a streak of above 100 degree days here and even little things seem to take more effort. I met a young man from eastern Europe who was broken down and I went and bought him a case of water and helped him with his car. He would have been in real trouble where he was without assistance. Plan on carrying water at least until September.
- Hiking and Walking
- Study Abroad
My third attempt to visit the Grace Museum ended with being turned away again by a closed sign. The first time was for a wedding taking place on a Saturday. The second time was for renovations. This last and final time of trying to visit the Grace Museum, closed due to preparing for a fundraiser. It is a beautiful landmark on the outside, I just wish that the last three times that span a year of trying to visit would yield something more than a review of the exterior.
- Arts and Culture
- Historical Travel
I think there are some gangs in parts of abilene, i dont live in those parts, but basically if you go to the wrong part of town at the wrong part of day then well.... actually youd still be cool I worked with some of these "troubled" youth of abilene a couple summers back and they had it rough a lot of sadness, and need for acceptance, i went to houston once and things can get scary there but in abilene ive never had some trouble but you could probably get into some if you so desired.
Watch rail-road crossings, as there is allot of rail traffic through the Abilene area. Anytime tracks are encountered, assume there is a train coming, and look before crossing. Also, do not stop in traffic with your car straddling the tracks, as there are many stop lights along the North/South 1st street coridor. The main tracks run parallel to both North and South 1st streets, between them.