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Old 01-06-2011, 08:41 AM
 
Location: Denver from Omaha
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I am 18 and a senior in high school. I will be attending CAA in Austin this June, living in Austin for at least a year. I fly from Rapid City to Austin on the 13th of this month, to see the school. I will be there four days. I am having a heck of a time trying to figure out what Austin looks like...is it a desert full of Brush Apes and Jackpine Savages like El Paso is? Or is it more of the green and trees like East Texas? I would appreciate any responses. Thank you!
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Old 01-06-2011, 08:59 AM
 
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You might want to check out the pictures in the first thread. (the sticky above)
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Old 01-06-2011, 09:13 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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...is it a desert full of Brush Apes and Jackpine Savages like El Paso is? Or is it more of the green and trees like East Texas? I would appreciate any responses. Thank you!
Somewhere in between. It is not lush and green but it is also not a completely barren wasteland of a desert.
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Old 01-06-2011, 09:20 AM
 
Location: Round Rock, Texas
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I've never seen a tumbleweed here. lol

Plenty of prickly pear cactus in the 'burbs though.

Yes, definitely check out the photos in the sticky thread above.
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Old 01-06-2011, 12:32 PM
 
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It will seem like a bustling Metropolis compared to Rapid City SD

This is my favorite part of town 360 bridge
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Old 01-06-2011, 05:31 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Big panoramic photo of Austin, give it time to load: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi..._of_Austin.jpg
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Old 01-07-2011, 11:03 AM
 
Location: Denver from Omaha
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thanks cptrn, that is a great picture. It looks like Austin has alot more trees than I thought (which in my book is a very good thing). It slightly resembles Omaha. Is austin similar to Phoenix in that all the trees are planted, then 20 miles out of the city it's empty? Or is the region Austin is in very treed?
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Old 01-07-2011, 11:12 AM
 
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thanks cptrn, that is a great picture. It looks like Austin has alot more trees than I thought (which in my book is a very good thing). It slightly resembles Omaha. Is austin similar to Phoenix in that all the trees are planted, then 20 miles out of the city it's empty? Or is the region Austin is in very treed?
No, the trees in Austin are mostly natural. They tend to be a little short and scrubby, but the subtropical environment makes for a good amount of green, especially in spring and early summer. Grasses will go brown in the winter and late summer (depending on drought condition), but it's nothing at all like Phoenix in the flora and fauna department. 20 miles outside of town you'll still see plenty of trees, taller to the east and to the west most of the hillsides are covered with live oaks and cedar/junipers.
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Old 01-07-2011, 12:11 PM
 
Location: Round Rock, Texas
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Here's where a lot of high school & college kids hang out at Lake Travis in the summertime:


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Old 01-08-2011, 09:13 AM
 
Location: Denver from Omaha
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Thanks, this was very helpful. Does Austin have Palm Trees?
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