Pete, Austin is still a great city. Its just what you described. And yes, we do say Howdy. And the hill country is awesome, now have wineries down there, woohoo. Tx best. Get on down to San Antonion and life is great, wonderful food. I am packing my bag and I am out of here,lol. Oh, I am longing for down south badly. Spent lots of time down south in the summer & fall. Susie
Oh yes, go down past San Marcos to a little German town called Gruene, they have the oldest honky tonk in Tx. Nothing like a cold miller lite with your feet propped up on the wood stove and hearing some boy sing, thats how George Strait got started. Free entertainment at Gruene Hall on thw weekends, been there & done.