We arrived in Austin around 8:30 thanks to a delayed start due primarily to my reluctance to get out of bed and some radio issues. The trip was uneventful, though it has quickly become clear how unapt Minnesota natives are at handling 100 deg heat with high humidity.
After being told that grilling was not permitted on hotel property we promptly moved to the bowling alley parking lot on the opposite side of the fence for a quick dinner. We also drove to the UT Austin campus to scout a location for car maintenance tomorrow.
I've posted a few photos, including a new bug for Trevre to contemplate.