Austin is the capital city of the biggest, lonest and possibly most famous state in America. It is also in many ways a cute old-fashioned Southern country town. You still have to stop your car at the railroad crossing, which still has crossed signs and bells and whistles. A younger family-member tells us that this is a terrible burden because the train takes so very long to go by, she is obliged to turn up late for school on a regular basis. Well you wouldn't want to risk arriving early, obviously!