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Haunted Austin - 10/31/07 11:42 AM
Austin, Texas, being an old city, has its fair share of ghosts. Today seems a good time to ponder them. The Texas Governor's Mansion, of course, would have to be haunted. It has a few ghosts, I'm told (I've not seen them personally). It has several ghosts, from Sam Houston to a poor young man who committed suicide over a failed love affair back in the 1860's.
Another famous haunted building is the Driskill Hotel. (Great place to get a drink, as well, and soak up some old Austin elegance.) There's a young girl bouncing a ball, the original owner smoking (3 comments)
Step back into the peaceful days of yesteryear, but with modern conveniences. Watch your longhorns and horses graze from the rocker on your front porch. Make a Thanksgiving pecan pie from your homegrown pecans. Go on a trail ride - this is a perfect horse property! Charming 1923 home, barn, garage, and outbuildings on 95 +/1 beautiful Central Texas acres. Secluded, but just a quick jump to a major road. 45 miles from the intersection of IH35 and Hwy 79 in Round Rock, an easy commute for a home in the country or a weekend retreat.
Fish in Alligator Creek (crosses the (9 comments)
An Era May Be Coming To An End at Windy Point Park - 10/12/07 09:41 AM
It was reported today in the Austin American-Statesman that the owner of Windy Point Park on Lake Travis, is for sale. Money talks - the asking price is $15,000,000. The owner can't afford to donate the park to Travis County (nor should he have to) - and, and 78, he wants to retire to Fiji - and who can blame him? Bob Barstow put together the land from several parcels in the 1970's and 1980's, and the public has been enjoying it ever since. (As an old hippy, I can attest that the public was likely enjoying it even before then.) It (4 comments)
Sunday In the Park with Isamu Taniguchi - 10/08/07 09:30 PM
This past weekend my husband, daughter and I were working hard getting our house in Austin ready for our son to move into this week (he's moving back to Texas from NYC). Sunday afternoon, we needed a break, and we had been talking about landscaping possibilities and were considering bamboo as a sight and noise screen along one property line. (Clumping bamboo only, lest anyone have a heart attack at the idea.) So we decided to have lunch at Green Mesquite BBQ and then head on over to the Zilker Botanical Gardens and check out the different kinds of bamboo in (9 comments)
The Ever-Changing Central Texas Landscape - 10/01/07 08:20 AM
One thing I love about Central Texas is that if you don't like a particular topography or climate, you can just drive 50 miles in any given direction and find one of the five or six very different faces of Texas - hill country, blackland prairie, piney woods, Highland Lakes, all within an easy drive. No need to be stuck with just one! However, there's another way the Central Texas landscape is ever-changing - from one day to the next, even one hour to the next, a light morning fog hovering just over our front pasture. If you look closely, just (9 comments)
A blog about things Texas, about things horsie, about real estate issues, about life in the country, about food, about whatever strikes my fancy pertaining to life, the universe, and everything and, especially, real estate.
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