Austinot Podcast: Congress Bats, Austin Itinerary and Local Weirdness

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Whether you’re new to the city or have been here all your life, Austin holds its mysteries for all of us. If a local conundrum has been keeping you up at night, submit a question for our Austinot Podcast and we may just answer!

This week’s questions were submitted on our Facebook page. You can also feel free to ask questions on Twitter, Google+ or Pinterest.

This Episode Covers…

  • “Where do all the Congress Bridge Bats come from and where do they go as the sun sets? How many are there?” -Sheila Wiora, Facebook
  • “My girlfriend and I are off for 5 days next week. We just moved to the Austin area and would to spend a few days somewhere to experience the beauty of this area. Where and what would you recommend we do?” -Roger Bradshaw, Facebook
  • “What are the origins of Austin’s motto ‘Keep Austin Weird’?” -Jason Gilreath, Facebook
  • “Why is Austin weird?” -Amber Stubbs-Aydell, Facebook
  • “How many Austinites does it take to change a lightbulb?” -Dusty Vegas, Facebook
Home Slice Pizza on South Congress in Austin

Home Slice pizza in SoCo is one of our many recommended stops during your 5-day Austin adventure

Thanks to Roger, this episode outlines five days’ worth of recommended activities in Austin. From outside adventuring, to good eats, to electric bikes, to art and history, we think our 5-day itinerary pretty much rocks. Listen in and let us know what you think!


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  • Austinot

    For anyone needing the Bat Hotline we mentioned on the podcast you can call 512-416-5700 ext 3636 for times!

  • Cameron Paxton

    Nice show, you guys. The 5-day itinerary was particularly cool. I hope you’ll do something similar for the summer too!

    • Austinot

      Thanks @facebook-503554263:disqus we do our podcast every Friday. We usually ask for questions on Wednesday via Facebook and Twitter. I’m sure during the summer we’ll be talking a lot about State Parks, Swimming holes and cool treats. :)

  • Scott True

    I love the 5 day plan! I’m going to pick just one of those days to do on my day off.

    • Austinot

      Awesome @facebook-1527213726:disqus let us know which one you pick and how it goes!

  • Becky

    These are all great suggestions. What would you suggest for things to do with a family/kids?

    • Austinot

      @disqus_HUy2oQNIQx:disqus great question. Be watching Wednesday as we ask our Facebook and Twitter followers to submit questions. If we pick yours we’ll give you a shout out. ~ Eric

  • 2TourAustin_net

    wow! been wanting to go to Mount Bonnell is there any kind of ramp, or is it just the steps?

    • Austinot

      Great question, to be honest I don’t know the answer as we’ve always taken the stairs. I’ll see if I can find out for you though! ~ Eric

    • Brittany Highland

      I’ve never walked up the incline, but I have seen it in passing. It is definitely not paved, and looks to be loose dirt/gravel.