Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Keep Austin Weird

This is our new home away from home as seen from Barton Springs Road on the south side of Town Lake. The RV Park as been here since 1946 which is what, I think, gives it such a unique character. There is no way something like this could happen today with land prices being what they are. When I said in an earlier post that this was a special place, I meant that I really don't think there is another similar park anywhere. We have been RV'ing for a long time and have never seen one anyway.

We have already had a chance to meet a fair number of the people who live here. Many are retired, like ourselves. There are a surprising number who go to work every day. I say surprising because we are used to meeting more retirees in normal RV Parks. We even have an actor living here in the park. Actually, there are probably plenty of aspiring actors here with Zachary Scott Theater a block away but, one well known thespian is Matthew McConaughey, who has lived here for several years.

To the right is the view down our street from the park entrance on Barton Springs Road. See the back of the blue VW Beetle on the left side of the street? That is our place just past our bug. As you can see, it is the second best space in the park, if convenient access to the dumpster is an important consideration to you.

One more photo post today then I am going to publish this entry and call it a day. I titled this "Keep Austin Weird" so here is today's entry in that category. On our walk this morning, we headed west down Barton Springs Road to get on the Town Lake Hike and Bike Trail just a couple of blocks down Barton Springs. I took this photo as we passed the Chuy's restaurant which is three doors down from Pecan Grove. Notice the laundry on the roof. Keeping Austin Weird is more than just a slogan, it is an obsession!


Anonymous said...

Peggy, this is the first BLOG I have enjoyed reading! I'm glad you got your spot at Pine Grove, but we will miss having you close by Lago Vista.


coldsneak said...

What? Doesn't everyone hang their wash on lines on the roof? Only way to keep stray dogs from pulling it down.