Why Austin is weird

  1. The bats. Truly amazing but definitely weird. At 1.5 million, there are more bats than people.
  2. Backing up into an angled parking spot...on the street. Who thought of that and really, why?
  3. The food trailers. How can such great food come out of these beat-up trailers that look like they came out of some "American Pickers" episode?
  4. The dogs. Everyone has a dog and many of them are the quintessential Austin hybrid: a chihuahua mixed with some other random little dog breed. And they all beg for gourmet ice cream.
  5. That it's in Texas, of all places.