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  1. Katiethegreat
    04-08-2016 12:39 PM - permalink
    Katiethegreat
    Love the quote below.
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    03-16-2015 09:15 PM - permalink
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    There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are the messengers of overwhelming grief, of deep contrition, and of unspeakable love.” ~Washington Irving.
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    11-11-2014 06:37 PM - permalink
    NoMoreSnowForMe
    OMG, love the photo! Willie Nelson meets....I dunno yet...
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    02-23-2014 04:21 PM - permalink
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    The last heavy snows in Austin (2010, 2011):



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    11-11-2013 06:54 PM - permalink
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    Lake Travis when the water level is up.

  6. CptnRn
    10-27-2013 02:08 PM - permalink
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    Accessory buildings on Single Family zoned property.

    http://www.city-data.com/forum/austi...lace-my-2.html

    http://www.city-data.com/forum/austi...l#post19934275


    There are lots of cedar trees around San Antonio and most of Central Texas: Distribution Map of Juniperus ashei USDA Forest Service, Publication No. 1146
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    01-05-2013 09:38 PM - permalink
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    Feb. 23, 2013, Austin Apartment Building lagging behind demand... http://www.city-data.com/forum/austi...l#post28396624

    <<< Last year, Austin’s occupancy rate citywide hit an all-time high of nearly 98 percent in June, settling slightly lower by year-end at 97.4 percent, Heimsath said. Rents peaked in December, averaging $842 for one-bedroom units and $1,115 for two-bedroom units, Heimsath’s research shows. >>>

    Austin Economic Forecast:

    2012-2013 http://www.city-data.com/forum/austi...c-forcast.html

    2011-2012 http://www.city-data.com/forum/austi...tin-metro.html

    Soil types in Austin area http://www.city-data.com/forum/austi...id-rock-2.html

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Posted 11-09-2014 at 04:01 PM by CptnRn Comments 2
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I highly recommend this scenic drive through the hill country, from SW Austin, OakHill / Dripping Springs to Gruene, Tx located on a hill above the Guadalupe River, just outside of New Braunfels, TX.
Oak Hil to Grune, TX - Google Maps
We often take out of town guests on this drive because it shows of some of the nicest parts of the Texas hill country.

Spend the night in the Gruene Mansion Inn, Bed & Breakfast. Gruene Mansion Inn

Have dinner next door...

Posted 09-15-2014 at 08:22 PM by CptnRn Comments 0
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For Texas, you should read everything on this site: Austin Tenants’ Council/Tenant-Landlord Fact Sheets

We started renting out our first house 11 years ago, when we bought a new larger house. For most of those early years we were still paying a mortgage and probably loosing money. I have not tried to go back and calculate what our probably profit or loss was for those years. About 4-5 years ago we were able to pay off the mortgage due to an inheritance. During most of those...

Posted 08-06-2013 at 02:26 PM by CptnRn Comments 0
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The Rockport/Fulton area is the prettiest part of the Texas coast. Lots of wind bent live oak trees. We take a spring vacation there almost every April.

We always drive there via Gonzalez, Victoria, etc. to avoid the freeways. It is a nice drive through some smaller towns and agricultural areas. 187 miles, 3 hours 20 minutes Route: http://alturl.com/a8z4u You will see lots of wild flowers on the drive down in April.

Stay at The Lighthouse Inn at Aransas...

Posted 11-25-2012 at 05:41 PM by CptnRn Comments 1
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There are good family oriented neighborhoods in both north and south Austin. It is important to live on the same side of town where you work to minimize the rush hour traffic driving time. And while we do have mass transit, it is not very good for most parts of town, so don't count on that being a viable option unless you can carefully pick where you live and work to be on the same bus route. Even then waiting out side for 15-30 minutes in our extreme summer heat can be an unbearably sweaty...

Posted 11-20-2012 at 11:30 AM by CptnRn Comments 1
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In San Antonio:

I'd recommend you drive into SA and stay two nights in a hotel along the riverwalk, then do the same think in Austin. Both places have plenty to see and do and that way you will be more rested and relaxed and enjoy exploring more then if you try to do a day trip which requires a 3 hour round trip driving to and from Austin or SA.

I recommend staying at the historic Menger Hotel and exploring the Riverwalk and La Villita the next day. Lots...
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