Just another manic Monday

Not another list :-)


Yes, Yes it is another list… We are here in Texas and we are trying out new things and finding ways to have cheap fun. Me and my blog scoring techniques found this awesome list of things to do in the Austin area. I’m so excited about all of this, I won’t give this one a deadline though like I did for our Wisconsin list. The cool thing about our WI list is when we go back to visit friends and family, we can still knock some of those things off my list. SOOOOO I am looking forward to exploring Austin and it’s surrounding area in the weeks and months to come šŸ™‚

  1. Explore the quirky wonderland that is theĀ Cathedral of Junk.
  2. Run aroundĀ Ghost TownĀ in Manor*.
  3. Take your bike on a bumpy ride at theĀ BMX parkĀ on 9th Street.
  4. Dig for dino bones at theĀ Austin Nature and Science Center.
  5. Check out the impressive taxidermy displays and aquarium atĀ Cabelaā€™sĀ in Buda.
  6. Ride the saucer swings atĀ Mueller Lake Park.
  7. See theĀ batsĀ emerge from under Congress Avenue Bridge.
  8. Climb the wooden forts in Georgetown’sĀ Creative Playscape.
  9. Catch some free music on theĀ Central Market patio, while kids burn off steam on the playground.
  10. Head to aĀ free Sunday morning kidsā€™ showĀ at Ruta Maya Coffee House.
  11. Play your heart out at the brand newĀ Play for All Abilities ParkĀ in Round Rock.
  12. Explore theĀ Asian Supermarket.
  13. Take your skateboard to the downtownĀ Austin Skate and BMX park.
  14. Go for a romp atĀ Childrenā€™s PlaygroundĀ in San Marcos.
  15. Ride your bike around theĀ Veloway.
  16. Load up on fruits and veggies at aĀ Farmerā€™s Market.
  17. Take a docent-led tour atĀ Laguna GloriaĀ (suggested donation).
  18. ClimbĀ Mount Bonnell.
  19. Go on a self-led tour of theĀ Texas Capitol.
  20. Commune with the peacocks atĀ Mayfield Park.
  21. Enjoy the air-conditionedĀ Texas Memorial Museum.
  22. Visit theĀ turtle pondĀ on the UT campus.
  23. Feed ducks atĀ Mills PondĀ in Wells Branch.
  24. PetĀ the cow statuesĀ in The Arboretum.
  25. Visit theĀ Austin Childrenā€™s MuseumĀ for free on Sundays, from 4 ā€“ 5 p.m.
  26. Practice amateur Paleontology atĀ Champion Park.
  27. Take a hike inĀ Wild Basin PreserveĀ (suggested donation).
  28. Touch a tank at theĀ Texas Military Forces MuseumĀ at Camp Mabry.
  29. Peruse modern art exhibits atĀ AMOA-Arthouse at The Jones CenterĀ (suggested donation).
  30. Pose for a family portrait in front of the “Greetings from Austin” mural.
  31. Embark on aĀ Historic Walking Tour.
  32. Picnic inĀ Zilker Park.
  33. Head out on aĀ creek expeditionĀ along the Barton Greenbelt.
  34. Explore theĀ Mexic-Arte MuseumĀ for free on Sundays.
  35. Take theĀ Family Nature QuestĀ at McKinney Roughs Nature Park.
  36. Dine at a localĀ food trailer.
  37. Navigate the incredible maze of costumes atĀ Lucy in DisguiseĀ on South Congress.
  38. Attend aĀ Star PartyĀ on the UT campus.
  39. Go on aĀ scavenger huntĀ in The Blanton Museum of Art (free on Thursdays).
  40. Satisfy your sweet tooth at the old-fashionedĀ Big Top Candy Shop.
  41. Wade inĀ Bull Creek.
  42. GiveĀ geocachingĀ a try.
  43. Attend storytime atĀ BookPeople.
  44. Buy lunch fixins atĀ Whole FoodsĀ and eat by the playground on the rooftop plaza.
  45. Tour a steam train.
  46. B.Y.O.Kayak or swim inĀ Lake Pflugerville.
  47. Learn about famous Texans, like Stephen F. Austin, who were laid to rest atĀ Texas State Cemetery.
  48. Pile the kids into a red wagon atĀ The Natural Gardener.
  49. Take a dip inĀ Barton Creek.
  50. Visit the chickens atĀ East Side CafĆ©.

I have to say Thanks to Heidi over here on this website:

2 thoughts on “Not another list :-)

  1. Sounds like I need to get up to Austin! Who knew there was so much to do up there?

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