Thursday, October 7, 2010

Red Bud Center

The weather has been BEAUTIFUL the past couple of weeks. It's been hard to stay inside.

We stayed so busy throughout the summer that plenty of "honey-do" chores have piled up. Still, I didn't want to waste a whole day on house chores so I decided on a short "field trip" to The Red Bud Center.

Red Bud is an education center where you can learn about the Colorado River and why it’s important to conserve and protect it as our water supply. It also manages our river.

Funny how my goal in these little educational field trips is to enlighten Summer but I'm always the one that learns something. I learned a few things about our very long river and chain of lakes that I didn't know.

As we were headed to the center we drove through downtown. Not that I have much to compare it to, but I think Austin is the most beautiful city I have ever seen. There is just something about it that looks crisp, majestic, and bold. I would love to spend more time downtown but I have this aversion to driving and parking down there so the pics I take are usually from out of my car window as I drive through or by it.

Meet Austin's newest high rise Condo, the Austonian. It is now the tallest building in Austin AND the tallest residential building in all of Texas.

Here are a few pics from the Red Bud Center..

Lake Austin Dam

After our short tour of the Center we were off to the mall in search of new phones. Seems hubby thinks it's time we ditch the pre-paids and move on up in the world. I'm glad I have Sum around to help me out in the technology department.

1 comment:

  1. When I was in school and got married, we lived within walking distance of that dam. Thanks for the memories.