By Kimberly Young
This advisor covers Austin, Houston, Dallas, San Antonio, Waco and the entire areas in among. It goals to supply all of the details a customer to Texas will want, from lodging to rodeos, and delves into the cowboy tradition.
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Young, whose silver Impala was my chariot across Texas. About the Author A native and life-long resident of Texas, Kimberly thinks that her home state is heaven and spends much of her time in its varied nooks and crannies. She is currently managing editor of a trade magazine. Kimberly is an avid sailor, but when she's not on the water you'll find her hiking and camping somewhere in Texas. 032 million acres State Forests: Five Page 1 Introduction It's difficult growing up in Texas. Having to ride your horse to school each day, the noisy oil derrick squeaking behind your house.
They celebrate by doing everything outdoors - dining, watching movies, attending concerts and plays or just sitting. Austin Austin is an anomaly even in a state as broad and big as Texas. An oasis of lush rolling hills smack dab in the middle of the state, it is the most educated large city in America, a center for technology and a recreational mecca. In addition to being the capital of Texas politics, it is considered the ''live music capital of the world," offering dozens (and up to a hundred on a Page 8 busy weekend) of music venues every night of the week, with everything from blues to bluegrass, rock to folk and country to calypso.
Spoiled Austinites, though, are not limited to just the Highland Lakes. The next lake in the Colorado River chain is Town Lake, a narrow jig that separates north from south in a city whose directions are given with the lake's geography in mind. Though not suitable for swimming and fishing, it is a good place to rent canoes and kayaks. Try Zilker Park Boat Rentals (downstream from Barton Springs in Zilker Park, 512-478-3852) and Austin Canoe and Kayak (9705 Burnet Rd, 512-719-4386). Page 17 Canoeing in Austin.
Adventure guide to Texas by Kimberly Young