It’s been an exciting year in Lake Travis and in just a few days, we get to start over with a clean slate.
2017, here we come!
But before you begin this new year with all of your resolutions and such, we wanted to share a few things we and other Lake Travis residents have noticed.
Things that make us go hmmm …
What’s behind that fence?!?
The rinky-dink one off of Lohmans Crossing across from the main entrance of The Hills.
When will that mysterious road and/or portal open and unveil it’s magical powers?
Obviously with such a cutting-edge impenetrable fence in place to prevent trespassers, we may never know.
Will it really lead to H-E-B or is that an old wives’ tale that will be told to Lake Travis children for generations to come?
Now that the light at Lohman’s Spur is operational, it feels like we’re inching closer to answers.
There are 10 storage facilities (excluding boat storage) within a 5-mile radius on 620.
Do we really need that much rentable self storage space?
Statistics would lead us to believe we do. After all, there is 2.5 billion square feet of self-storage space in the U.S. It’s climate controlled with security codes and gated access. Sounds like living in The Hills.
And speaking of The Hills, why are the gates always broken?
Are they constantly malfunctioning or are we running into them on a daily basis?
If so, LT wins the award for worst drivers ever. When a gate is closed, you stop. When it opens, you drive through.
The Twilight Lane
If you’ve ever been stuck in traffic headed towards Steiner Ranch from North Austin–duh!–have you noticed that traffic oddly dissipates after the light at 2222? It’s like HBO’s The Leftovers, but instead of people, 2% of SUVs on the road simultaneously disappear.
It must be an optical illusion, because with two lanes turning left onto 2222, it doesn’t seem like that many cars are turning off of 620. Or are they?
Luxury planned traffic
And speaking of Steiner, “we need more apartments!” said no one ever.
Of course we’re happy for Meritage’s $5 million renovation and Tacara’s new digs, but how many complexes do we really need on our hill?
If the Cubs can beat it …
What’s with the cursed restaurant spots that just can’t stay in business no matter what?
From the bystander’s point of view, it seems like they should stay in business. And we’re rooting for them. But alas, the curse wins.
- Are you driving a Lexus you purchased at the new Lakeway dealership?
- Raise your hand if you’re still a Randalls ‘Remarkable Card’ groupie. (Yay! Us too.)
- Why do adults speed — like 40mph — on neighborhood streets where children play?
- On that note, why do people speed in school zones? Are the flashing lights, the school itself, the children and the crossing guard in a neon vest not enough?
- With so many new stores and shops, what are we missing? And don’t say Nordstrom, because a Nordstrom Rack will be opening at The Parke in Cedar Park in 2017, so we don’t get one. At least not between now and 2019.
Is there something in Lake Travis that makes you think, “What’s up with that?” Let us know in the Facebook comments section.