April 17
Backyard Backstories from Austin, Texas!

 Backyard_SOCIALdebbiehilliard.jpgHello! Austin Destination Management Company Account Executive Debbie Hilliard has lived in the Texas capital for 37 years, so there's no one better to offer the inside scoop!

My definition of One Perfect Day in my hometown is boating on Lake Travis followed by some Tex-Mex food and then an evening on South Congress for some live music at the Continental Club.

I chose to make Austin my home because: it's the coolest city in Texas.  I've lived here since 1980.  I was 18 years old when I moved here and it was such a fun, small city then!

I'm passionate about the food and music in my hometown.

People would be surprised to know about Barton Springs Pool in my hometown. The pool itself measures three acres in size, and is fed from underground springs with an average temperature of 68-70 degrees – that temperature feels really good on a hot, humid, 100-degree summer day!

In my opinion, the Mexican Martini is the signature food/drink item that visitors must sample in my hometown.

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