In November 2011, we went to Austin to attend the LavaCon conference and added a few vacation days afterwards.
We visited the state capitol and I believe it was mostly empty. I’m a pretty patient photographer, but I didn’t have to wait too long for places to clear to get some images. These images are how I originally processed the photos, and are a bit more “gritty” than I do now.
On another day, we visited Gruene, near New Braunfels. The Gruene Hall is a well-known venue for all kinds of live music performers, and is where George Strait got his start.
We hope to get back to Gruene this year and see a performance or two.