I might be one of the few people in Texas who hasn’t spent much time in Austin. I’ve only been to the state capital once since I moved here from Illinois in 1983. I have to really get psyched up to leave my familiar and much-loved 10-mile travel radius.
Of course, when it comes to my sons, all bets are off, and my scope suddenly widens. Before I know it, I find myself in the Mister’s Honda Odyssey ready for a new adventure.
My younger son has wanted to play disc golf courses in Austin for awhile. When a new, super 18-holer, Roy G. Guerrero DGC, opened up to much fanfare recently, the kid decided a road trip was in order.
Which is why last weekend we found ourselves heading towards Austin with our disc golf friends Eric and Glen and families. I tagged along to photograph Roy G. (the guys played two more courses after that) and was so impressed by how nice it was.
We met up with our old pal Stephen, who has moved to Austin. He had already played Roy G. several times, so he was a perfect guide.
After a couple holes, Stephen’s friend Tommy joined our merry group. He also is a Roy G. fan.
A treat for me—besides watching my boy play—was seeing Glen V again. He and Kelly came along to add to the fun.
Little G seemed to enjoy the course as much as the big boys and their photographer did. Before we know it, he’ll be playing, too.
And now I can proudly say that I’ve visited Austin twice!