Views of the Neighborhood – Austin

Since we are still in Austin and looks like we will be for another week at least, this edition of Viewscomes from where we are since the views of Port Aransas are not very pretty.

Views of the Neighborhood

Here is a shot of the capital building taken from 5th Avenue and Lamar which is close to where we are staying.

Lucy and Bailey are used to a morning walk on the beach so if you don’t mind here is a pictorial of our morning walk in Austin. This is a shot of the city looking East back over our shoulders.

The first thing Lucy and Bailey had to get used to was the crosswalk.

Here is the crushed granite trail looking West. Not sand but close.

This is a view of the trail looking back toward the East

A watering station. Bailey says, “Pass.”

A lovely little creek running under the path

A shot of a golden lab hitting the water.

This is Town Lake which runs on the South side of the trail. The Golden Retriever is on the right and boaters way off to the left.

I was surprised to see Poison Ivy warnings.

Views of the Neighborhood

This is the East end of Town Lake

Fluffy white dog in the water.

All I need is the air that I breathe.

This is a platform for viewing Town Lake. The graffiti says SLEEPY and on a hot day this looked like a good nap place.

Historical information about Town Lake (Shoal Creek) and the founding of Austin as the capital

The most Eastern bank of Town Lake

Some turtles in a muddy flooded creek.

Another shot of the Eastern edge of Town Lake.

Hope you enjoyed the walk.


  1. Looks like a relaxing area to walk through. How did they do with the crosswalk?

    1. They are used to it now. They sit and wait. 🙂

  2. It’s a good walk for you all, John, but I’m guessing you’ll all be glad to get back to familiar surroundings.

    1. You are so right. Thanks, Keith

  3. Enjoyed watching your pics

  4. Gwen Plano · ·

    Thank you for taking us on the walk with you. May you and your beautiful family soon return to sand under foot and ocean breezes. 🙂

    1. Thank you, Gwen. We are looking forward to it.

  5. Great walk, John. I don’t blame Bailey for taking a pass. I hope soon you and the fur children will feel the sand between your toes.

    1. Thank you, Jill. This can’t last forever (I hope)

    1. Thank you, Michael

  6. Very pretty, except for that poison ivy warning. The worst case I ever had was after pug dog ran through it and then ran to me.

    I hope the gravel path was close enough to beach for the pups.

    1. Our dog. Maddie just yelled “I’m not a pug”

      1. Ha ha ha. Good for her.

    2. Poison ivy off an animal is the worst. A little crunch for sand. Thanks, Dan

  7. A completely different vibe from your home, but Austin looks like a nice city.
    I’m still sad about Port Aransas. I know you must feel that times a thousand. It will be interesting to watch it being rebuilt through your lens.
    This year I’ve been trying to talk myself into places that are not as difficult (physically) to reach, for a move. But the ones I can accept are prone to Mother Nature’s whims. If I still have a dream, I guess I’ll keep it back to the desert. 🙂
    Wishing you and yours a sublime Sunday, John. Hugs!

  8. Thanks for the walk – I enjoyed my exercise for the day… I passed on the watering station as well, Bailey! Austin looks lovely, John. Hope you guys can go home in another week – or sooner!

    1. We hope so as well. Still not sure.

    1. Thank you, Jennie.

      1. You are welcome, John.

  9. Thanks for the walk through the lovely park, John. I really needed to stretch my legs this morning after a full day at the computer yesterday. Praying you can make it home later this week. I know you must be itching to get started on your repairs and getting your life back to normal. Hugs!

    1. Thank you Michelle. Yes all that is true. ;-D

  10. Not quite the beach, but at least there’s lots of lovely greenery and water for you all to enjoy! 😀

  11. Looks like a nice morning walk, John. Austin does have quite a few great paths and trails, doesn’t it? I’m keeping my fingers crossed for you that you’ll find everything still ok [or, at least, not too much damaged] when you get back to Port A. I’ve seen pictures of some horribl;e destruction there: a whole section of the parking-lot of Victoria’s on the Bay now being “part on the marina”!
    Take care, and enjoy your Sunday,

  12. I can almost hear Lucy thinking, “Hey, wait a minute, this is one small ocean, you can see the other side….”

  13. Great pictures, John. I’m sure you’re glad to be near the park. It’s lovely. 🙂 — Suzanne

    1. Thank you , Suzanne

  14. I lived in Austin for several years and recognize many of the landmarks. Hope you get to go home soon!

    1. Thank you, Jan. 😀

  15. So glad you found a great city to stay before returning home. Which I hope will be soon and not too devastating. You took us on a nice walk around the cool city of Austin. It’s a dog friendly place for sure. A plus for yours. Take care, John.

    1. Thank you, Evelyne

  16. Very kind of them to put up the poison ivy warning. I have never seen that before. Thanks for sharing and I hope you get to go home soon.

    1. Thank you so much.

  17. D.L Finn, Author · ·

    Austin look like a beautiful place and I enjoyed taking a walk with you:) I especially enjoyed running across the turtles.

    1. Thank you DL.. 🙂

  18. Some wonderful photos, thanks for sharing. I’ve never been to Austin, but it looks like there are some gorgeous spots. Love that bridge!

    Kathrin —

    1. Thank you, Kathrin

  19. Thanks for taking me along on your walk, John. I very much enjoyed seeing parts of Austin — no wonder the young’uns gravitate there, it’s lovely! I don’t guess I’ve ever seen poison ivy warning signs or a dog-watering station. I like the looks of the fluffy white dog, though!

    1. Thank you, Debbie. Austin is beautiful

  20. Nice tour, John! Like Bailey and Lucy, I’d also prefer a beach walk.

    1. Thank you, Teri. 🙂

  21. Great shots of the city and its environs, John. Hang in there.

  22. That was a refreshing outing with bits of poison ivy and history thrown in.

  23. Thanks John! You really are in a beautiful part of the globe. Thanks for sharing. 🤓

    1. Thank you, Maretha.

  24. I love Austin. We were there twice this year. Once to visit my wife’s aunt for vacation in March and then a return in June for her funeral when her bone cancer finally took her from the family. We stayed an extra few days after the funeral and enjoyed the surrounding area. We went up to Magnolia Farms in Waco and took my daughter to a water park in Pflugerville. Throw in some great barbecue, and it was a good time.

    1. Magnolia Farms seems to be a stop for everyone.

      1. It’s pretty cool.

  25. Austin likes the look of Austin and taking a walk through that park, John. Glad there are plenty of open spaces for the dogs. They can sometimes be hard to find in cities.

    1. True enough. We are lucky. Thanks, Hugh

  26. It’s a pretty park to walk through. Thank for the tour!

    1. Thank you, Deborah.

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