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Austin--Lucky to Live Here!

A February 2003 trip to Austin by fungirl

Quote: Though things have changed here over the last ten years, I don't want to leave the "Silicon Hills" that we used to call the "Highland Lakes!"

Austin--Lucky to Live Here!

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Overview

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It's impossible to list all the best things to do in 200 words! My favorites are hiking, canoeing or biking the Barton Creek Greenbelt, boating on Lake Travis and Lake Austin, finding live music almost everywhere from car washes to bookstores--even in the airport, going to the Austin Ice Bats ice-hockey games in the rodeo arena, swimming in the spring-filled football field sized pool at Zilker Park, watching sunsets from any of the hilltops, taking out of town friends to see the millions of bats fly out from beneath the Congress Avenue bridge over Town Lake (aka the Colorado River), walking up and down South Congress checking out the eclectic shops, antique stores and cafes.Quick Tips: If I'd...Read More

County Line on the Lake

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Restaurant | "County Line Restaurant"

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Warning: The food here will spoil you for "normal" barbecue. This is traditional Texas barbecue at its very best. The brisket is always trimmed completely--no fat or gristle. The sausage is sublime and not greasy. Any meat that's barbecued/smoked is perfect. I've been eating barbecue weekly since early childhood, and this is just the best there is. The atmosphere is family-friendly and casual. The decor is rustic but comfortable. Service is very attentive. You can eat "family style," where you're brought platters and platters of food until you all say "enough!" Or you can order a platter, which I guarantee will require a doggy bag or a huge appetite. The view is lovely--a shady, na...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on February 20, 2003

County Line on the Lake
5204 Ranch Road 2222
Austin, Texas 78731
(512) 346-3664