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Thursday, September 13, 2018---Ann Richards Congress Avenue Bridge Bats

Bat statueAfter Patti, Dudley, Jim and I finished touring the L.B.J. Presidential Library, we ate dinner at the Golden Corral. Then we drove to see the million bats that perch under the Ann Richards Congress Avenue Bridge during the day and fly out at night to eat mosquitos. We parked in the wrong location and walked almost a mile to find the bridge. We knew that we were close to the bridge when we saw this symbolic bat statue.

Luckily, we found the bridge. Patti and Dudley stayed on the bridge. Instead of trying to squeeze in, Jim and I decided to walk down a flight of stairs that led to the underside of the bridge. That was a really good decision.

It was almost pitch black under the stairs. Thank goodness I had my reliable flash! Jim would tell me to take a picture when he thought that hordes of bats were flying out. Here are six pictures that I shot (blindly) and was fortunate enough to catch some of the bats.

Bats 1
Bats 2
Bats 3
Bats 4
Bats 5
Bats 6

Trojan Candy, ?, ?, Jim Yee, Allison Rector, and ?Unbelievably, we saw a friend under the bridge. Christian Rector's mom Allison and friends walked right by us and said "Hello." Naturally, Trojan Candy asked someone to take our picture. Allison stood on Jim's left.Eileen Ishizue and Jim

When Trojan Candy walked up the stairs, I saw friend Eileen Ishizue and her friend Jim. They told me that they could see some bats from the bridge.

What an awe-inspiring evening!

Thursday, September 13, 2018---L.B.J. Library

Trojan Candy, along with my sister Patti Poon, my brother-in-law Dudley Poon and husband Jim, flew to Austin, Texas, for the Trojans' football game against the Texas Longhorns. We arrived on Wednesday night and decided to tour the Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library which was on the University of Texas at Austin campus.

LBJ Library
The LBJ Library and Museum.
Trojan Candy
Jim and I took pictures of the four of us by the L.B.J. Statue. Yours truly posed first.
Jim Yee
Jim was next.
Dudley and Patti Poon
Finally, Dudley and Patti Poon.
Wise Words
Inside the museum area, Trojan Candy noticed these "Wise Words" from L.B.J.
Minorities in Sports
There was a special "Sports Exhibit" on the second floor. This plaque stated that minority Americans were competing in professional sports in the 1870's and 1880's.
African-American professional jockeys
This picture shows African-American professional jockeys at the Coney Island Jockey Club in 1891.
Wise Words
Women athletes played sports as early as 1866.
LBJ on debate team
After leaving the "Sports Exhibit" on the second floor, Trojan Candy took a personal picture of LBJ. He was on the Debate Team of Southwest Texas State Teacher College in 1928.
LBJ humor
LBJ was quite humorous in this video.
Oval office
Trojan Candy saw a replica of LBJ's oval office.
Johnson Treatment
This article describes the "Johnson Treatment."
Johnson Treatment
My husband Jim helped me to illustrate the "Johnson Treatment."
Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium
After finishing our tour of the LBJ Library, Pat, Dudley, Jim and I walked to the football stadium. I took this picture of the Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium.
Clock Tower
Walking further into the Texas campus, Trojan Candy took this picture of the Clock Tower of the Main Building.

On August 1, 1966, I was at home for summer break in my home town of Houston, Texas, when Charles Whitman's shooting massacre occurred from this Clock Tower.

What an interesting day on the University of Texas campus.