We had a great time in Austin! It was actually colder there than in Los Angeles. In general, unfortunately, Austin has hotter summers, colder winters and more rain. Turns out its really hard to beat Southern California weather.
In addition to house hunting, Roy and I visited Zilker Park, barhopped on Sixth Street (and went to some standup comedy at the Velveeta Room), browsed curios on South Congress and watched the daily bat flight from the Congress Street bridge.
Austin has a lot of live music. You just hear it everywhere. While we were having barbecue at Lamberts on 2nd, we heard a fantastic band called Shane Smith & the Saints. If all country music sounds like this, I think Im going to turn into a country music fan