I did go into a bar opposite the Irish bar, "Fado" and spent some time there. Much of the article was written before I got to Austin so I only wasted some time in Austin on it. Unfortunately, there was the extended legislative sesssion, a big sports game and graduation on when I arrived so I drove round for 3 hours on the Saturday night looking for a motel room.
Lake Travis is a great place to sail but it's a pity about the Oasis burning down - the Dacquiris there rock!
Hope to see you at some future SOLOC.