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Austin Historical/Capitol YRE

There were no regular volksmarches this weekend in Texas. Brandy happened to read an advertisement for the Texas Book Festival which was this weekend. It would be held around the Capitol building in Austin. There were lots of authors scheduled to be there for book signings, but the one that attacted us was John Erickson. He is the author of the children's series "Hank the Cowdog". Very enjoyable reading. He would give a presentation at 12:30 and then sign his books afterwards. So we decided to do the Capitol YRE in Austin and attempt to make his presentation. We started at 10:30 and walked the route backwards. We got to the church where he was to be at 12:15. We purchased a book, enjoyed his presentation, and then got in line for the signing. It went like clockwork (for a change). We had a great walk and a fun time at the Texas Book Festival too.

Carol, Brandy and Ed leaving the start.

Pedestrian walkway on the 1st Street Bridge.

Nice view of the Austin Skyline over Lady Bird Lake.

Construction walkway.

Nice flowers.

Ginger Man Pub.

Nice fountain.

What's this?

It was a farmer's market set up in the street.

Nice house.

See the way they built the house into the bank.

Where are we?

Very nice house.

First view of the Capitol building.

Carol at one of the book fair stands.

Posing in front of the capitol building.

Davy Crockett statue inside Capitol.

Statues on the back lawn.
Rules to live by.

Church where John Erickson will speak and sign books.

Carol and Brandy entering UT Campus.

University of Texas Clock Tower.

Fountain on the mall.

Lantana Bushes.

Ed with UT Longhorn.

Another statue.

Texas seal on floor of annex building.

Waiting for John Erickson.

John Erickson.

Carol getting her book signed.

Brandy getting a book signed.

Statue on Congress Avenue.

Almost done.

Pretty flowers.

Walking down Barton Springs Road.

See the Armadillo's in the wall.