Wednesday, April 05, 2006


Eight of us hiked over to 2nd street to Taverna Pizzeria and Risotteria for a nice Italian supper. It was tasty, not too crowded, and we had a great waiter. Nice way to start off the conference.

Driving to Austin

Barbara wasn't kidding about the drive - but I didn't run into construction, I ran into a wall o' cars in Round Rock and took about 45 minutes to crawl 2 miles. Turns out it was a disabled vehicle in the right lane. I felt like I was back in the Dallas area ;-).

Need something to do in Austin?

I was looking at the local newspapers and found a few interesting events for this week in Austin.

1. Express Yourself. The Madonna Sing-Along. Audience participation necessary. Thursday, April 6th at 9:45 p.m. at the Alamo Downtown

2. Into martial arts films? "The Magic Blade" is showing at 7 p.m. at the Downtown Alamo on Thursday, April 6th.

3. "Deep Sea 3D" is showing at the IMAX Theatre at the Bob Bulock Texas State History Museum at 1800 N. Congress Ave.

4. Want a tattoo? Try Custom Tattoos from the Soul. Located at 516 E. 6th St. and open until 2 a.m.

5. Hungry for a hamburger or veggie burger? Try Hut's! Voted the Best Hamburger for 18 years and Best Veggie Burger for 3 years. Address: 807 W. 6th St.

The Driskill

I've arrived early to Austin and I must say I'm impressed with The Driskill Hotel and I think everyone will also be impressed. It is a beautiful historical place with high ceilings, great decor, and comfortable beds.