I had an absolutely great time in Austin Texas today after no sleep from last nights loud thunder storms in San Antonio which shook my hotel room windows all night. I had lunch at Rudy's BBQ and what a place it was with great food.
I presented about 90 minutes on the future of AutoCAD and then followed with Q&A. There was about 100 members of the Austin AutoCAD Users Group tonight at the University of Texas at Austin "Go Longhorns". The presentation was well received and at the end I gave a copy of AutoCAD 2005 to a local student named Amanda.
After the presentation I went on a quick tour of Austin and then to dinner at the local Salt Lick restaurant where I had more great Texas BBQ food.
This part of Texas is amazing and beautiful. I know the nice locals told me not to tell anyone, but wow what a great place. I will definitely be coming back here for a vacation sometime in the near future.
Tomorrow is my birthday and I will be spending it on a plane headed back home to the San Francisco Bay Area.
I want to thank all the great people from D.C. CADD and the members of the local AutoCAD user groups in San Antonio and Austin for all of their great Texas hospitality.
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