Not so Wordless Wednesday ~ Bat Cruise ~ Keep Austin Weird

Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899

Austin Texas living includes sunset cruises on Lady Bird Lake! At this time of year the cruising includes searching under the arches on the Congress Avenue Bridge for bats. Capital Cruises has a double deck boat guaranteed to offer a fun event.

Independence Title recently invited some of their clients for an evening of cruising Lady Bird Lake. It was fun catching the ever changing landscape of Austin, moving to the D J's great selection of vibes, enjoying food, spirits, mingling with colleagues and friends and trying to catch a glimpse of the bats at dusk. They are birthing right now so aren't flying in swarms at dusk  but will as soon as the season is over. People line the top Congress Avenue Bridge hoping for a glimpse of the bats and enjoying the sights and sounds of downtown Austin.

Keep Austin Weird is a slogan many use for our city and bat watching for many falls under this category. That's okay, it's one of many traditions we all like to indulge in and reminds us of what an eclectic city we live in! My daughter Melissa and I both enjoy all Austin has to offer and sharing with those new to the area.... 

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Norma J. Elkins
Elite Realty Group - Morristown, TN
Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team

Looks like an awesome event.  Cheers to a grand time and a great Wordless Wednesday!

Jun 05, 2019 06:35 AM #1
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Dorie. What a lovely picture of you and your daughter. Bats aren't my thing.

Jun 05, 2019 06:36 AM #2
Gwen Fowler-CRS- 864-638-3599 SC Mountains & Lakes--
Gwen Fowler Real Estate, Inc - Salem, SC
Gwen Fowler Real Estate, Inc.

Looks like fun. And a great way to see Austin in the evening. 

Jun 05, 2019 06:47 AM #3
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Good morning, Dorie - I knew of the bats in Austin but it's not one of the things on my list of things to do/see if I am ever fortunate enough to visit.  There seems to be so much more to experience.  

Jun 05, 2019 06:49 AM #4
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


I knew of Austin's bats.  I just saw a program where they are selling bat condos that one can affix to their property.  They eat thousands upon thousands of mosquitoes and other insects a day..  Lovely photo of the two of you.   A

Jun 05, 2019 07:24 AM #5
Lottie Kendall
Compass - San Francisco, CA
Helping make your real estate dreams a reality

Hi Dorie - well, I for one didn't know about bats in Austin; didn't know bridges offered enough "dark." I love the eclectic-ness of cities, and glad Austin is "weird." (PS - love the picture of you and your daughter; you rock that hat!)

Jun 05, 2019 07:31 AM #6
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

A wonderful picture of the two of you. Not a fan of bats but they serve a purpose. 

Jun 05, 2019 08:22 AM #7
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Hi Dorie,
Bat watching would definitely fall under my "weird" category.  Austin, however, IS a city I hope to visit someday.

Jun 05, 2019 08:28 AM #8
Hannah Williams
Re/Max Eastern inc. - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818

You look fabulous Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR  but I don't know if I would be looking for Bats but I would be sending my refers to you in Houston Texas 

Jun 05, 2019 08:43 AM #9
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR - This time of year we see the bats come out at dusk going for all the gnats!  They make such strange turns as they hear sounds and are fun to watch. 

Jun 05, 2019 12:41 PM #10
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Dorie an evening cruise sounds great, but I don't know how I feel about the bats..

Jun 05, 2019 02:14 PM #11
Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Hi Norma J. Elkins : Thank you!

Hi  Sheila Anderson : I appreciate you.

Hi Gwen Fowler-CRS- 864-638-3599 SC Mountains & Lakes-- :It was so much fun!

Hi Michael Jacobs : Austin has so many wonderful traditions and we love keeping them alive.

Hi Ron and Alexandra Seigel : Thank you!

Jun 05, 2019 04:49 PM #12
Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Dorie:

I always enjoy reading about the many things to do in Austin. Looking for bats under a bridge is certainly unique!!


Jun 05, 2019 05:11 PM #13
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I will be back in Austin for another Alex Charfen seminar in September but it is in Bee Cave.

Jun 05, 2019 06:41 PM #14
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Dorie

Never thought about going on a bat watch, what a delightful photo of you and your daughter

Jun 06, 2019 12:44 AM #15
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

That looks and sounds like a very nice time, such a great photo of you and your daughter, such beautiful women!

Jun 06, 2019 07:07 AM #16
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

It would be a lot of fun to take one of these cruises.

Have a wonderful week.

Jun 06, 2019 07:26 AM #17
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Dorie- that looks like so much fun!!! Will have to put it on our list for one of our Austin trips. 

Jun 06, 2019 01:24 PM #18
Anita Clark
ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA

Dorie: I have always liked that slogan, "Keep Austin Weird". Looking for bats would certainly qualify. ;-)

Jun 07, 2019 05:56 AM #19
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Dorie, that is a good slogan for your town, as never heard of cruising for bats.

Jun 07, 2019 02:27 PM #20
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