A Mother Daughter Day to Explore Austin
Marita and her daughter Julia were excited to see highlights of the city. Julia hadn’t done much cycling but was ready to explore Austin. Their springtime tour emphasized history, culture and local life.
If you’re visiting Texas in April, it is obligatory to take a photo with our state flower, the bluebonnet, and we rode by a lovely field of bluebonnets along the Butler Hike & Bike trail. The beauty of the Colorado River and the city skyline were illuminated by soft light through the clouds. We ventured through central green spaces, and after lunch at a local food truck park, biked to South Congress and enjoyed locally made ice cream, making a pit stop at the beloved I Love You So Much mural.
We visited many sites along our route, discussing their historical and cultural significance. Finally, we finished the day with a tour of the University of Texas campus. Luckily, the tour guide was a UT grad! Marita and Julia biked for 5 hours! While Julia began the tour getting used to riding, by the end she was a pro. After the tour, she said she was interested in doing a multi-day tour with a school group over the summer. This mother-daughter day could not have been more inspiring!
A great day – so personal and fun!
Great tour of Austin- first visit- to get a “flavor”. I was with my 14 yo daughter and Deaton arranged an outstanding day, tailored to our requests. Deaton is great to work with – many special and unique touches – and our guide, Jasmine – was terrific! She knew the city well and was able to adjust for a special request. A great day – so personal and fun! We really loved our tour.