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#1 Bob Dylan

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Posted 20 April 2011 - 10:45 PM

:hi: When riding the SB Texas Eagle Out of the Austin Station, when it is On Time,
(6:30PM CT)the Train Crosses a Fairly High RailRoad Bridge Across Lady Bird Johnson Lake that has been there since 1888. If you Look to the Left Side of the Bridge as the Train Crosses You will See Millions of Mexican Free Tail Bats Flying Out from under the Ann Richards/Congrees St. Bridge! This is the Largest Colony of Bats in the US and is a Major Source of Tourism for Austin in the Spring and Summer! The Bats spend the Winter in Mexico!!

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Edited by jimhudson, 20 April 2011 - 10:47 PM.

 
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Posted 21 April 2011 - 08:25 AM

:hi: When riding the SB Texas Eagle Out of the Austin Station, when it is On Time,
(6:30PM CT)the Train Crosses a Fairly High RailRoad Bridge Across Lady Bird Johnson Lake


What does it do when it's not on time?

Do the bats not wait or maybe they have to be somewhere at 7PM.

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Posted 21 April 2011 - 10:54 AM

The bats set their alarm clocks for 6:30 PM. You know what they say "The early bird gets the worm (or insect)"!Posted Image

BTW - Bats are not birds, but mammals! The only mammal that can fly!

Edited by the_traveler, 21 April 2011 - 10:54 AM.

Take it easy .......

Take the train instead and enjoy the ride!

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Posted 21 April 2011 - 01:34 PM


:hi: When riding the SB Texas Eagle Out of the Austin Station, when it is On Time,
(6:30PM CT)the Train Crosses a Fairly High RailRoad Bridge Across Lady Bird Johnson Lake


What does it do when it's not on time?

Do the bats not wait or maybe they have to be somewhere at 7PM.

The BATS are very well trained so they wait until all the Tour Boats on Lady Bird Lake are in position, that More High priced Drinks are served in the various High Dollar Cafes/Bars etc. along the Lake an if #21/#421 is late they Hold the Bat Ltd. until Dark, after that they have to take a bus!!! :lol: :lol: :lol:
 
"There's Something About a Train! It's Magic!"-- 1970s Amtrak Ad
 
".. I ride on a Mail Train Baby, can't buy a thrill.."--I said that!
 
"..My heart is warm with the friends I make,and better friends I'll not be knowing,
Yet there isn't a train I wouldn't take,No matter where its going!.." -Edna St. Vincent Millay

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 09:59 PM

jim can u give me a recommendation for a decent hotel

i will be in austin for Eeyore's birthday party the last weekend of april

 for 4 nights i am taking the texas eagle from chicago



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Posted 12 February 2013 - 12:35 AM

jim can u give me a recommendation for a decent hotel

i will be in austin for Eeyore's birthday party the last weekend of april

 for 4 nights i am taking the texas eagle from chicago

See my PM to you! ;)


 
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".. I ride on a Mail Train Baby, can't buy a thrill.."--I said that!
 
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Yet there isn't a train I wouldn't take,No matter where its going!.." -Edna St. Vincent Millay

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Posted 20 February 2015 - 08:58 PM

The bats set their alarm clocks for 6:30 PM. You know what they say "The early bird gets the worm (or insect)"!mosking.gif

BTW - Bats are not birds, but mammals! The only mammal that can fly!

Aha!  Without further qualification (i.e. only winged mammal that can fly), I submit that humans (as mammals) can fly - using crowded flying tubes with no ventilation and little space for relaxation.  Not to mention that they must also submit to strange and senseless security rituals, lack of food choice and little scenery!






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