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So how was everyone’s weekend? It was a great weekend to call yourself an Austinite so many great things going on around town.

I thought we might as well take advantage of these sunny days and enjoy the great outdoors. This weather makes me want to tackle all those things that I keep swearing I’ll try soon, like stand up paddle boarding, an adventure race and maybe even a mini-triathlon.

Having said that, my main struggle with doing a triathlon is the biking end of it all. With Austin being such a cyclist friendly town I am shocked that I haven’t spent more time bike riding. There are so many opportunities to get out and ride. Today Nelo’s Cycles does a great 20-25 mile loop that starts at their shop of Mesa.

The ride lasts an hour to an hour and half and average pace is 15-17 mph.

Mondays: 7:00pm

Please feel free to share other rides that happen around town this summer – I am all about enjoying the outdoors! Let’s keeping on keeping Austin Fit! I think Lance Armstrong would appreciate today’s post!

8108 Mesa Drive B-105
Austin, Texas 78759

I think we are going to see some sunshine today and maybe I have cabin fever from all the overcast weather we have been having but I am way overdo  to blog about some outdoor fun. 

I frequent the hike and bike trails often and every time I pass by Texas Rowing Center right by Austin High I am always so jealous of all the people rowing, it always looks so much more fun than another mile or two on the trail.

Finally, after time and time of passing by I decided to do something about it and round up some friends and explore Austin on Lady Bird Lake and let me tell you – I wish I could do it every day, what a cool way to see the city, not to mention one of the most peaceful things I have done on the water.  

Texas Rowing Center allows you to rent kayaks or canoes – I think a prefer kayaks but I could go either way. I would love to rent a kayak once and take it out to watch the sunrise but let’s by honest here, I am by no means a morning person so I am concerned as to if this will ever materialize.

Texas Rowing Center always has tons of activities, one spring time activity I am dying to try is the Pooch Paddle, I am certain that with my water loving dog he won’t last two minutes before he dives in but I love the idea.  I have also wanted to look into a moonlit kayak adventure but have not had the opportunity.

Parents – they have Summer Camps, they start on June 7th. For more information visit,

Open from 6:00am until dusk everyday.

Watching sunset over the city from a kayak on the lake is such an experience, it is one of those things  you do and realize how lucky we are to be Austinites.

TODAY ONLY: Check out this deal for followers – $30.00 worth of rentals for $15.00 visit  to take advantage of this!

1541 West Cesar Chavez
Austin, Texas 78703

Phone: 512.467.7799

It’s a great day to break a World Record. What to do on a rainy Saturday in Austin, I am getting up and doing the Mighty Texas Dog Walk, World Record Here we come, Fingers Crossed. Today was tricky I had to “X” out the smorgousboard of outside activies and come up with some indoor fun.

I was tempted and even started to write on a restruant to enjoy to keep you inside but than it dawned on me that this was an even better Saturday activity and fun for the whole family. The Austin Toros Round Two Playoff Game is today vs. the Rio Grande Valley Versus.

The Austin Toros are a professional NBA D-League (not really sure if there is an A, B, C league) basketball team that are owned and operated by the San Antonio Spurs. Since 2005 they have been a great opportunity to get out and watch some basketball at a great price.

I have been to a few Toros’ games in my day and they are always a fun time when you are looking for something different to enjoy, I think now would be one of the best times to enjoy them since they are in the playoffs, its always fun to watch a winning team.

First 400 People Get A Free Toros T-Shirt

Buy One, Get One Free Floor Seats


Austin Convention Center
500 East Cesar Chavez Street
Austin, TX 78701

When it comes to testing out new things, it is always easier to give something the old college try if you can do it free of charge. It is already April and that means that swimsuit season is basically upon us so time to lose that extra winter weight and get ready for summer. Yoga I hear is a great way to get toned, relax, reduce stress and in this case enjoy the great outdoors.

All classes are lead by a certified yoga instructor courtesy of Yoga Yoga. All skill levels and ages are welcome.

 Yoga in the Park takes place every Wednesday in April from noon – 1:00pm. I think that this is such a cool opportunity to really spice up your lunch hour as well as working to Keep Austin Fit.

How to Prepare: Where comfortable clothing, bring a yoga mat if possible. Don’t forget to bring a water bottle as well. Good thing the classes are in April – if this was taking place in July it would be like doing bikram yoga in the park, that might be a little intense for lunch time yoga.

Republic  Square Park
5th and Guadalupe

Visit  to make sure it is not canceled due to rain and for more information.  Rain cancellations are posted by 11:00am.

If it is canceled this week look at this as an opportunity to plan ahead for next week!

Here’s to trying new things and enjoying Austin!

In honor of the Master’s finishing  yesterday I thought that would give some of us the itch to get out and hit some golf balls.

Lions has been one of Austin’s most enjoyable municipal golf courses since it opened in 1934. It is definitely one of the city’s most popular courses as you can play a round on a weekday for $19.50. I think that it is a fantastic course to get out and play on a nice afternoon, all levels of golf are welcome. It is barely a 6000 yard course so it is not the longest AND it is not necessarily the easiest, those Bermuda greens can really get you. If all else fails, I do not mind getting out and just hitting a couple buckets of balls.

Famous golfers such as Ben Hogan, Byron Nelson, Tom Kite, and Ben Crenshaw have all played on this course.

Most importantly: Lion’s has leased the property since 1928 from the University of Texas and with Austin growing (who wouldn’t want to move here) the property values around the course have risen tremendously. There have been talks of closing down the golf course along with other businesses in that area to develop it into housing. For a complete overview and how you can help save the course, visit:

Here is a full line up of their pricing:
Regular Round, Week Day $ 19.50
Regular Round, Week End and Holiday $ 21.50
Senior ( Weekday Only ) $ 11.50
Junior ( Weekday Only ) $ 7.00
Evening Round $ 16.50
Sunset Fee $ 12.50

Cart Fees
Per rider $13.00

Small Bucket $ 3.00
Large Bucket $ 5.00

To make a reservation call: 512-477-6963

2901 Enfield Drive
Austin, Texas 78703

I’ll be honest, I struggled on what to blog on today because I figured there was a large group of people that already had their day planned out. I hate to suggest a brunch place as I do most Sundays because with it being Easter Sunday I am sure Brunch across the city is packed.

As a former Longhorn, I have been to more than one Spring Jamboree – its always fun way to spend an afternoon so I thought it would be perfect for the day.

It is free, you cannot beat that and a great way to get your blood flowing and you excited about the 2010 Texas Longhorn Football Season. Not to mention a “jamboree” just sounds like a fun time.

Activities at the fan fest include inflatable superslide, moonwalk, carnival games, photos with Big Bertha the bass drum, fan giveaways, silent auctions for Longhorns memorabilia, and more.  

Longhorn Football Fans this is your event, perfect way to wind down another great Austin weekend. This is the closest you are going to get to Longhorn football in the Spring.

Fan Fest: 1:30
Orange and White Game: 4:00-6:00 p.m.

Darrell K. Royal – Texas Memorial Stadium

Free Parking at Manor Garage.
LBJ Parking Lot – $10.00

Hook ‘em Horns and Happy Easter!

I know that today is a wildcard suggestion but it is something that I have been so excited about since I first heard of the BMX track here in Austin.  We are a city with a large focus on cycling – this just happens to be off road on a track, a different spin on something that is a very popular pastime.

As a kid I used to love to act like I was on a real BMX track when I road my bike, I even had the boots, outfit and  helmet all I was missing the dirt filled quarter mile track. I used to make my own tracks but none of them compare to what Austin has to offer in our own backyard for an entry fee of $3.00. For those of you who saw the X Games 3D Movie last summer you may have some appreciation for how fun/hard BMX biking can be.  Dave Mirra along with some  others can have me mesmerized all day.

I admit that I spend some time looking at the pictures which seem to primarily have kids but I am guessing on the practice days it is an anything goes day.

Practice Days:
Monday 5:30-7:30pm
Thursday 5:30-7:30pm

To ride during the practice times it is $3.00. You can also get more information on signing up for lessons if you are serious about bmx riding. But for someone living out a childhood fantasy stopping by on a practice day will be just fine.

Here is a link to their track, – it reminds me of the dirt track level on Mario Cart.

15010 RR 620 N  
Austin, Texas 78717

Its Springtime and that means baseball season – for some reason everyone loves baseball season, they gravitate towards it, to be fair I guess it is America’s Favorite Pastime.

Tonight the Texas Longhorns play the Rice Owls, this is always a good rivalry game for Longhorn Baseball. This will be the third meeting this season between the two teams, we have won one and lost one meeting.  General Admission adult tickets will run you $7.00. We are currently ranked #8 with a 15 -5 record. Austin, it is time to get your Horns Up!  

Fun Texas Baseball Trivia:

  • The Name “Disch-Falk” came from two former Longhorn Coaches Billy Disch and Bibb Falk.
  • In May 2009, the Longhorns and Boston College played in the longest game in college baseball history, lasting 25 –innings, the game lasted 7 hours, 3 minutes. The Longhorns won.
  • The stadium went massive renovations starting in 2006, it’s current seating capacity is 6,756 making it the second largest baseball stadium in the Big 12 conference.

The games are fun for the entire family, they play great music (mostly country) between innings, most of the fans are diehard – making it easy to get into the game. So get your burnt orange, baseball cap, a hot dog,  and get ready for an evening at the ball park.

Time: 6:05 pm

Where: UFCU Disch-Falk Field 

For All information on Texas Baseball Visit:

Hook ‘em Horns!

Whether you are stopping by to get your daily fix of sports on one of their big screen or  to actually get involved in some beach volleyball – it’s a fun time.

As far as food goes it is your typical full service bar and grill. Good burgers, good bar food, pretty reasonable priced all around. The real reason most people are dye hard fans is for the volleyball. They offer daily play, weekend tournaments, weekly evening leagues, and accept reservations for private parties – so if you are a volleyball lover in Austin, you have been to Aussie’s.

You by no means have to be a professional to come out and play, they have games for all levels from the recreational player to the professional.

They have Happy Hour Monday – Friday 2:00pm-7:00pm. Monday happy hour is all day! Appetizers are half price during happy hour.

If you are looking for some random fun . . .Aussie’s it is!

306 Barton Springs Road
Austin, Texas 78704

Photo by Kim Jenkins-Johnson

Weekend is upon us again in Austin, Texas and that means I am always up for a new adventure or place to try . . . that brings me to Max’s Wine Dive. Fair Warning: I think they may have only added the word “dive” because it almost rhymed with “wine” because it is by no means a “dive” in any sense of the word.

This one goes out to all you night owls out there… as rumor has it the “reverse happy hour” is one that you cannot miss. The last two hours of business, on weekends that means 12:00-2:00am it’s the infamous happy hour that has late night eaters watering at the mouth. Even their twitter name, @after_midnight suggests that they are the place for late night eats.

Apparently the hummus and flatbread is enough to get anyone coming back for more. They have a whole menu of what I will call comfort food with a twist. From mac & cheese to fried chicken.. they really manage to cover a lot of bases.

Do not take my word for it, Bon Appétit Magazine named them one of the “Hot 10” Wine Bars in the U.S. – in the U.S.  that is big stuff.

Sunday  Brunches can either make or brake a place … well they serve Sunday Brunch until 3:00 p.m. another plus in my book. Sunday Brunch is one of the best ways to end a great weekend.

The reviews are mixed, again as it is by no means a “dive” but the reverse happy hour is hard to pass up and it’s a great location, great atmosphere, great service, all and all worth a try. A great place to either start or end your night.

207 San Jacinto Avenue
Austin, Texas 78701