After being cooped up in the house for two full days, it was time to take the cameras and see where the day would take us. We started at Austin Java for amazing pancakes, headed to the Lamar pedestrian bridge, then to the state Capitol. When leaving the Capitol we were found ourselves in the middle of a refugee rally. After spending some time pretending we were news journalists, we headed to the Lake Austin-360 Bridge Overlook. If you haven't been, you have to go. The views are amazing and it is a short walk to the top.
Downtown on 11th/Baylor is a great place to feel inspired. The Hope Outdoor Gallery is a three-story outside gallery where graffiti artists and muralists can display their work. It will even impress your teenagers. You can climb to the top for some outstanding views or just stay on the ground and admire the work. If you plan on climbing to the top, we recommend wearing comfortable shoes. It can be muddy and slippery in some areas.