Austin Bats Congress Bridge

Bat Fest 2008
Bat Fest 2008

Austin, Texas has one of the world’s largest bat colonies living in the heart of downtown – under the Congress Avenue Bridge. Every night during the summer months, millions of bats come out from under the bridge and fly off into the night. This spectacle is celebrated at the Austin Bat Festival, a two-day event held in the true spirit of south Austin. It features live music, bat viewing and education areas, good food and plenty of family-friendly fun.

The Congress Avenue Bridge spans Town Lake in downtown Austin and is home to the largest urban bat colony in North America.  The colony is estimated at 1.5 million Mexican free-tail bats.   Each night from mid-March to November, the bats emerge from under the bridge at dusk to blanket the sky as they head out to forage for food.  This event has become one of the most spectacular and unusual tourist attractions in Texas.  The most spectacular bat flights are during hot, dry August nights, when multiple columns of bats emerge.  There are several points from which to view the event, and an information kiosk is located on the north bank of the river, just east of the bridge. Capital Cruises Bat Watching Tours
Capital Cruises Austin is home of the Largest Electric Paddle Wheel Boat in the Country and the now famous Sunset Bat Watching excursion.   This tour fills up nearly every night during bat season some times a few days in advance.  Prices are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, and $5 for kids.  You need to arrive about 30 minutes before sunset for this one and buying tickets in advance is frequently required.

Check out the amazing video below.


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Special Olympics Airplane Pull

Continental Airlines and the Port Authority of NJ held a Special Olympics Plane Pull last month. A good day was had by all with fun for the entire family with all proceeds going to the New Jersey Special Olympics. Little Jimmy’s Italian Ice donated some Italian Ice pushcarts and Italian ice to this fun Family Day at Newark Liberty Airport. Teams of 20 competed to pull a Boeing 737 weighing over 93,000 lbs. on the Continental Airlines tarmac at Newark Airport!     NEW SLIDESHOW!!

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Merry Christmas

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Little Jimmys Videos on YouTube

I was searching around YouTube the other night and found a bunch of videos that some of our customers had uploaded that I had never seen before. I thought I would put them up on our blog so you could take a look at these YouTube Videos also. Little Jimmy’s Italian Ice is a fun and easy business that nearly anyone can do.

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Newly Discovered Little Jimmys You Tube Videos

Newly Discovered Little Jimmys You Tube Videos

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Texas Family Business

Marius and family are keeping their fellow Texans cool with Little Jimmy’s Italian Ice. He has a really nice push cart setup and does a great job selling his Major League baseball helmets filled with Little Jimmy’s Italian Ices. Marius works alongside his father and brother- a true family business.

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MERRY CHRISTMAS

I couldn’t resist this latest JIB JAB of the classic movie “A Christmas Story.” Merry Christmas to all and a Happy New Year (and happy holidays!)

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