Yesterday I got to introduce a new resident to Austin’s charms. From Chicago via Colorado, Dr. H and her parents enjoyed an overview of neighborhoods close to downtown south and west. Of special interest were SoCo, Travis Heights, Bouldin Creek, Zilker, Barton Hills, Clarksville, and Tarrytown. These three travelers, whom I met at the Driskill, most enjoyed seeing the city’s stately homes, Barton Springs, and the scenic drive along Lake Austin.

Despite the roiling dark clouds, the skies remained relatively rainless during this afternoon jaunt. The parents promised to keep in touch, and even graciously offered to contact my daughter on their return to Chicago.