The Driskill Hotel is a legendary, landmark hotel in Austin, Texas. The historic hotel is located in the business district and is convenient to the capitol building, convention center and the entertainment district of Austin.
The Front Row Beach Club is located farther away from town but closer to the lighthouse on the bay. It costs much less than Tawas Inn Resort (starting at $50 a night) but is not as nice in some ways. First of all it is a bit more rustic than Tawas Inn (although there is still cable TV, about the same sized kitchen, and similar bathroom) and almost no beachfront. Being situated out of town it is much closer to nature and there are trees abundant. If you are more of a nature person this is your place.
Find something interesting to do while you walk. I love going into Boston and taking part in some of the guided China Tours. If your mind is occupied on other things you’ll be less focused on the actual walking and as a result probably walk farther.
There are people who believe that the Driskill is among the most haunted hotels in the United States. The ghost stories about the hotel include the story of a young girl playing with a ball, a jilted bride and the cigar smoking original owner.
The town of Gilbert is holding a Memorial Day event at the Gilbert Historical Museum. Mayor John Lewis and several Gilbert counsel members will also be speaking at the event. The event will begin at 9:00am on Memorial Day, but get their early because seating is limited. However, they are allowing you to bring your own lawn chairs. The Gilbert Historical Museum will remain open until noon for those wishing to tour the museum. For entertainment the Ahwatukee Foothills Concert Band will be performing.
The Driskill was home to many inaugural balls over the years. The hotel added a barbershop, woman’s spa and another 60 rooms. In 1930 the Maximilian Room was built in the site of the former Men’s Parlor and Smoking Room. The room was named for eight famous Austrian gold-leaf-framed mirrors that once belonged to Emperor Maximilian of Mexico.
A great deal of the money generated by Texas deer hunting is used for wildlife conservation efforts. There is a Wildlife Restoration Program that closely monitors the number of animals in the wilderness of Texas. They continually need funding to initiate plans to increase the numbers of these animals. Since there is no shortage of deer in Texas it seems logical to allow them to be hunted rather than starve from over population.