If you missed part one, click here!
After our Whole Foods gawking, my aunt & uncle and I headed off on a 90 minute tour of Austin courtesy of Austin Overtures.
Some of the highlights you get to learn about on the tour:
- Austin City Limits, The W Hotel
- Restaurant Row
- The Driskill Hotel
- Camp Mabry
- Congress Avenue Bridge and the Bat Colony
- French Legation
- Hill Country Views
- Lake Austin
- LBJ Presidential Library
- Mayfield Park
- Texas Capitol
- Lady Bird lake
- Auditorium Shores
- The University of Texas at Austin
- 6th Street
- The Warehouse District
- Wild Basin Preserve
- Zilker Park
Later that night, my aunt Jill & uncle Carl and I ventured back up to the Congress Ave area to go on a sunset boat tour on Lady Bird Lake to see Austin at night skyline and to see the BATS!
People lining up on the Congress Avenue Bridge to see the bats come out at sunset.
An estimated 1.5 million Mexican free-tail bats live under the Congress Avenue Bridge. It is the largest urban colony in North America.
1.5 MILLION BATS! How do they all fit under this bridge?
Those aren’t birds flying south for the winter…
Any more bats in there??
Two great tours and a great day!!! 🙂