A Family trip to Austin, Texas
September 25–30, 2019
The Pisarro Family Home Page
DSI_3800.NEF — Texas is very proud of itself.
DSI_3812.NEF — The view from our hotel window at night
DSI_3141.NEF — Tex Mex for our first meal at
DSI_3140.NEF — Art in
DSI_3144.NEF — An interpretation of Frida Kahlo
DSI_3138.NEF — People lined up to eat at
a popular barbecue place.
DSI_3139.NEF — Not a place we want to visit, but the storefront was colorful.
DSI_3221.NEF — Our first sight was visiting the state capitol building.
DSI_3160.NEF — A Grackle
DSI_3167.NEF — Nicholas, Barbara, Carla
DSI_3170.NEF — Our tourguide of the capitol building
DSI_3194.NEF — The House of Representatives
DSI_3164.NEF — Davy Crockett, a Texas icon
DSI_3189.NEF — Fighting Santa Ana
DSI_3191.NEF — Barbara in front of Lyndon Johnson’s portrait
a very Mexican Tex Mex place
DSI_3214.NEF — We’re not quite sure of the tale behind this one.
DSI_3224.NEF — Arc lights on top of these towers were the street lights of the 1910s.
was our favorite barbecue spot.
DSI_3229.NEF — Dawn & Barbara
DSI_3265.NEF — Walking down to the riverfront to see the bats emerge.
DSI_3302.NEF — The bats emerged from the far end of the bridge. We promised to come back another night.
DSI_3338.NEF — Uber and Lyft scooters were lined up everwhere.
DSI_3336.NEF — The Texas equivalent of
DSI_3367.NEF — The next day we visited the
Blanton Museum of Art.
DSI_3384.NEF — The out building featured contemporary stained glass windows.
DSI_3386.NEF — Dawn, Barbara, Carla
DSI_3396.NEF — The main gallery with Sea Blue glass walls
DSI_3418.NEF — Dawn
DSI_3420.NEF — Barbara
DSI_3458.NEF — Barbara & Carla
DSI_3423.NEF — Sweeping scene of armed ranchers, by Frederic Remington
DSI_3407.NEF — From the European collection
DSI_3424.NEF — Mid-century rural scenes
DSI_3433.NEF — Contemporary coyote
DSI_3479.NEF — Contemporary Native American weaving
DSI_3469.NEF — Dawn relaxing after the museum visit
DSI_3484.NEF — Next was
for lunch, when we could get in.
DSI_3483.NEF — It is a popular night spot to see top performers.
DSI_3491.NEF — The
Lyndon Johnson Library
was a highlight of the trip.
DSI_3496.NEF — Johnson’s limo—post presidency
DSI_3502.NEF — Signing the Equal Rights Amendment
DSI_3531.NEF — Our second visit to see the bats.
DSI_3517.NEF — The bats were very tiny.
DSI_3544.NEF — At this spot the locals brought their families.
DSI_3535.NEF — The bats were a blur.
DSI_3693.NEF — We visited the
Austin Nature & Science Center
until it got too hot.
one tough looking bird—a Falcon.
DSI_3796.NEF — A visit to the
Bullock Texas State History Museum
was another highlight.
DSI_3729.NEF — Life size
DSI_3704.NEF — Texas had a big role in the Apollo space program and other Nasa programs. This is the
Mars Curiosity Rover.
DSI_3778.NEF — A console from late 60s Cape Kennedy
DSI_3786.NEF — A late 60s 4K memory board, a billionth of what would go on a similar board today.
DSI_3734.NEF — Texas style romanticism.
DSI_3736.NEF — Stephen F. Austin
DSI_3715.NEF — Spanish Coin
DSI_3746.NEF — Texas secedes from the Union as part of the Civil War.
DSI_3749.NEF — Some liberal causes in Texas
DSI_3758.NEF — Texas in the movies
DSI_3771.NEF — Grumman trainers built just before WWII
DSI_3774.NEF — A Texas native
DSI_3358.tif — The stars of Texas and of Communist China. The Texas star came first. The wreaths are flipped.
DSI_3775.NEF — Hurray for Texas!
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