SENIORS STILL ENJOY TEXAS



Seniors Spend Time In Lakeway And Austin

lakewayLakeway, a city in Travis County, Texas, has a population right at 13,200. Seniors traveling in Texas will find Lakeway next to Lake Travis, an “exurb” (a district outside a city, especially a prosperous area beyond the suburbs.) in greater Austin.

Spend some time in Lakeway and you may discover for yourself why they say that “Lakeway is much more than a place to live, but a community.”

John Henry Lohmann, a German immigrant and the first white settler, arrived in 1842 with his wife and children and named the area Ridgetop. The present city of Lakeway was founded on a 2,700-acre ranch owned by rancher Jack Josey.

 Seniors Like Texas Hill Country

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The Lakeway Marina is a hot spot for boaters. Since the 1960s, the Marina has been hosting generation after generation of families looking for lake fun in the pristine Texas Hill Country on the beautiful highland lakes.

The State Capitol in the city of Austin is one of the largest capitols in the country. Other historically significant sites nearby include Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park and the Texas State cemetery.

Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Museum, and Texas Memorial Museum of Science and History display a variety of exhibits that reflect Texan history.

Winemakers, Flyboarders, And Beautiful Homes

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Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum houses the presidential limousine and a replica of the Oval Office. O. Henry Home & Museum exists at the residence of the famous writer also known as William Sidney Porter.

Among other places of interest is the McKinney Falls State Park and Pedernales Falls State Park where senior visitors can go for swimming, fishing, tubing, horseback riding, camping hiking and picnicking.

Lakeway, Texas is home to many beautiful homes and businesses. Senior oenophiles, don’t miss the Lake Travis Wine Trader on Ranch Road. They continually have events, tastings and host wineries and winemakers from around the world.

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Flyboarding! Wow, what a fun and unique new adventure attraction – flyboarding on Lake Travis with Aquafly .

You ask “what is flyboarding?”  Flyboarding was developed by Frank Zapata and the concept is pretty simple – attach one end of a 55′ fireman’s hose to the back of a waverunner and the other to a flyboarding boot contraption, slip into the boots, jump in the water and get hoisted up into the air, flying. Are you game? Me, I think I’ll pass and just watch the younger crowd soar above the water.

So, set your GPS for Lakeway and enjoy your stop. -jeb

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