Over the years I’ve observed that the historic Driskill hotel on 6th and Brazos is definitely the number one choice for wedding night stay. And, for good reason… the Driskill is right in the heart of the vibrant 6th St. district, for further partying if desired, and has an elegance unmatched in downtown Austin.
On occasion I am fortunate enough to be able to capture a priceless bride and groom image in front of this venerable facade:
There are few roads more inspiring and scenic than “Creek Road”, a beautiful paved 8 mile stretch beginning right smack from downtown Dripping Springs, and terminating at FM 165, or what we locals call the “Blanco Cutoff”.
Creek Road follows meandering Onion Creek, a year-round tributary which has a number of small dams along this stretch, creating beautiful expanses of pastoral water scenes.
This relatively unknown-to-outsiders and sparsely traveled road is a favorite place of mine to unwind and reflect.
Thus it was a few months ago when I decided to take “Nigel” out for a little early morning run and chose Creek Road as my destination (or journey).
It was fortuitous that I had thrown the old Nikon in the back seat, because when I reached my favorite bridge, I found the early-morning pond to be shrouded in fog. Where else could you park your car on a one-lane bridge and spend 15-20 minutes snapping away without fear of intervening traffic?
Okay, I’ll admit it, I’m a Car Guy, through and through. Always have been, always will be, that’s what enticed me into the classic limousine business.
So when the opportunity arose for me to tromp around the grounds of Willard Partin’s unusual collection of auto-art and automobile memorabilia (located somewhere in the wilds of Central Texas), I jumped at the chance.