This city is HOT. We have been having a heat wave and the afternoon temps have been in the 100’s. What started out as a really bad impression has turned into a mixture of serendipity and sweat. The surprise is that I rolled into town about the same time as did over 50,000 bikers. In Austin this weekend is the 15th annual ROT rally. ROT of course stands for the REPUBLIC OF TEXAS. So I got Kyle and me a hotel in downtown Austin and have been checking out the city. Downtown is really cool. I would love to see this city when it wasn’t so darn hot. The other highlight is that I got to spend time with my sister’s in-laws. Ellen’s brother-in-law and sister-in-law just moved to Austin. I spent the day touring with Laura Johnson and her daugher Lauren. We had a great time seeing the city and their new home. It’s in the hills and really great. We also went to a spectacular bar and restaurant (the Oasis) over-looking Lake Travis. Check out the photos.