Last week I had the opportunity to visit Austin, Texas, as I was invited to a Distinguished Alumna Award Dinner for my close friend, Pastor Cynthia. Austin is a wonderful city about 2.5 hours away from my Rainbow Creek. Rebecca and I took off on Wednesday and stayed over for the event on Thursday at the campus of Seminary of the Southwest. Now, I know exactly nothing about Seminary Schools but what I experienced that day (which was all good). I am sharing this experience with You in hopes you will enjoy this beautiful space as I did. This was a great day of recognition and honor for lifetime achievements of Rev. Dr. Cynthia Forde-Beatty and her devotion to helping people in so many ways. I was so happy to witness this special event and feel the joy of my friends Pastor Cynthia and her adoring husband. I made 2 Memory Vids of this day for her which are shared below. Cynthia has worked very hard for a lifetime for the good of People. I think You will be inspired to do something great for people also with your life. (The Lord knows the Humans need HELP!) I have shared excerpt Wikipedia Info below, but I encourage you to go to the site to view more about Austin. If you see any G+ Posts by Dr. Forde-Beatty, give her a 1+! Enjoy!!
The skyline of Austin, TX viewed at sunrise from Zilker Park.
|City of Austin|
Downtown skyline as seen from Lady Bird Lake
Location in the state of Texas
|Incorporated||December 27, 1839|
|• Mayor||Lee Leffingwell|
|• City Manager||Marc Ott|
|• City||320.98 sq mi(831.33 km2)|
|• Land||320.98 sq mi (831.3 km2)|
|• Water||6.91 sq mi (17.90 km2)|
|• Metro||4,285.70 sq mi (11,099.91 km2)|
|Elevation||489 ft (149 m)|
|Population (2014 (city); 2014 (Metro))|
|• City||865,504 (11th)|
|• Density||2,828.44/sq mi (1,092.07/km2)|
|Time zone||CST (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|ZIP code||78701-78705, 78708-78739, 78741-78742, 78744-78769|
|Area code(s)||512 & 737|
|GNIS feature ID||1384879|
The Pennybacker Bridge is the signature element of Loop 360 in theTexas Hill Country.
Downtown Austin from Congress Street Bridge, Texas State Capitol in background
From Google Search:
The Special Service:
(Slideshow by me)
A walk across the Campus
Pastor Cynthia and Husband Ron
The Distinguished Alumna Award Luncheon Honoring Rev. Dr. Cynthia Forde:
My friend Rebecca on right of frame next to my empty chair! She drove to Austin with me.
...this is brendasue signing off from Rainbow Creek. See You next time (back in Rainbow Creek). *Thank You Pastor Cynthia for a great day in Austin, Texas at your Seminary of the Southwest beautiful Campus. Congratulations!