Mexicans celebrate their country’s independence from Spain on September 15th. The MACC keeps that tradition alive with their “Viva Mexico” celebration next Saturday. Attendants will have a taste of food and folklore that surrounds mexican culture. The center is open year round and is dedicated to the preservation, creation, presentation and promotion of the cultural arts of Mexican Americans and Latino cultures.
We have been there many times and absolutely love it! We usually take a sort hike from or to the center which is conveniently located on the path of the Lady Bird Lake Hike and Bike trail right next to Rainey Street. When we arrive through the trail the first thing we see is the Tejano Music Legends sculpture. It depicts the Perez brothers playing the saxophone and the Ramos brothers engaged in song.
We also love the Caminos Legacy Murals. It was commissioned as a community arts mentorship project lead by J. Muzacs. Many teenage students in the Caminos program painted the mural. It depicts the vibrant community they live in as well as their perspective on the future of their own culture.
The center is open from Monday to Friday from 10am-5:30pm and Saturdays from 10am-4pm unless there is an event. Other amazing activities to look forward to is their open invitation to create Dia de los Muertos altars. Check out their web page for more information.
Every once in a while we like to leave the city behind and immerse in nature. Austin is surrounded by several state parks which are worth the visit whether you want a long nature walk or a camping weekend. Kids love running around the trees and exploring what is ahead. The challenge is fun and rewarding! Today we take a look at two amazing trails we visited during spring break.
San Gabriel River Trail is part of the Goodwater Loop located in Georgetown, just a short drive from Downtown Austin. We started with a breathtaking view of the Georgetown lake where we took a small snack before beginning our hike. The trail runs along the edge of the lake at some points which gave us much more to see.