Good Morning Austin

My first visit to Austin happened in 1988.

I was struck by the casual and easy vibe of the place. It was the perfect place to have fun without spending a lot of money. That was important for me in the late 80s when I worked in Dallas as an “off the books” photo assistant.

I found an abundance of great food and fun in what became a frequent destination. The old airport was right in the heart of the city and had a vibe more akin to Mayberry than to O’Hare.

That was long before Austin’s explosive growth that is on display today. Though I can still find a lot of fun and food that still won’t break the bank.

Thankfully, I’m not working off the books anymore. This allows for a lot of comfort in my accommodations. This morning’s snapshot of the city was taken from the 6th-floor pool deck at my downtown hotel while I sipped some pretty good coffee and watched the sun come up.

Over the years I’ve made dozens of return trips to Austin. I can always say that I’m glad to be back and tomorrow I’ll be a little sad to leave.

About the author: I am Stephen Kennedy, an experienced photographer specializing in creating environmental on-location portraits and corporate photo libraries for blue chip companies. 

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