Thursday, October 30, 2008


There was an east side accident at highway 71 the other day, but no reports or pictures were submitted - just questions. I've been unable to get details, either. Does anyone know the circumstances? And yes, some think that posting such info somehow devalues this development, but I think that's Ostrich thinking and denies reality. Anyone lulled into a sense of complacency is a potential accident on that spot.

If YOU see something out of the ordinary here, please email a cellphone picture and I'll post if appropriate. Thanks.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008


Tim O'Connor's venue under the trees - The Backyard, officially closed with a tremendous concert on a perfect night Sunday, headlined by Willie Nelson.

There's some sadness, certainly, as The Backyard has lost what you might call its 'innocence' to the barrage of concrete encroachers which surround it now. Still, those beautiful oaks live on, having absorbed so much energy from the talent beneath their spread. May they continue.

Tim is apparently being somewhat circumspect about future plans - will he or won't he build the eco-friendly new larger site almost across the street, between 620 and 71? Does he feel the collective weight of the hundreds of shows he's wrangled? (Make no mistake, there are many, MANY details which must be attended to for EVERY show, each circumstance crying for attention.)

We arrived in time for Kelly Willis for whom I admit fandom.

Others performed through the cool air, but Willie, in his 30 somethingth Backyard performance, showed those in attendance what a honest-to-God American icon IS. For the time we have to enjoy his Austin area presence, when not on the road or in Maui, we are blessed. His songwriting alone places him in rarefied air (no, not a smoke joke.) His song stylings and guitar playing take him to another orbit.

Our hope is that Tim will rebuild. And that Willie will open the new place.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008


As previously announced, we will have our Third Annual Halloween Hayride, Friday, Oct. 31st. The hayride will depart from the Lodge around 6:15 pm.

The Social Committee has purchased Luminaries for use by those of you who want "Trick or Treaters" to stop by your home. Luminaries should be set at the end of your driveway, one on each side, and may be picked up from either Guard House starting tomorrow. Let's all participate!

Thursday, October 16, 2008


REMEMBER: Cell Phone Numbers Go Public today
REMINDER.... all cell phone numbers are being released to telemarketing companies tomorrow and you will start to receive sale calls.


To prevent this, call the following number from your cell phone:

It is the National DO NOT CALL list. It will only take a minute of your time. It blocks your number for five (5) years. You must call from the cell phone number you want to have blocked. You cannot call from a different phone number

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Tuesday, October 14, 2008


Pam Chandler writes: The pool will be open one final weekend, this coming Saturday & Sunday, October 18th & 19th. The Grill will be closed, but the pool attendant can order food for you from the Club and it will be delivered to the Lodge within a few minutes.

I hope you have all enjoyed this summer at the Lodge, and encourage you to make use of the patio area during the off-season. Please don't hesitate to bring your families and "picnic" at the Lodge, or watch a football game up here!

Saturday, October 11, 2008


Morning Mist

The decoration contest for Halloween is on. Let pumpkin escalation commence. Corn stalking okayed. Hay baling restores natural look.

Kiddies invited to the club for treats.

Joggers tomorrow.

Design Review committee said to be ok with white house in posts below, except color. Massing, stone, size all okay. Rude noise goes here.

Wednesday, October 01, 2008


Unretouched photos.

Ray Beardon, in his comment to the original picture several posts below, suggested a closer view.

There has been no response from Pam Chandler or anyone on the issues raised in that blog post, and emailed to her. See below a few posts.

The issue is really FAIRNESS in how the design guidelines are applied.