Since we are less than a year away, I thought it would be time to start building some interest in next year's Austin Mega Do and give everyone as much advance notice as possible. The following itinerary has been set*: Thursday, April 19, 2012 8:00 AM – Meet with whoever is in town for breakfast at The Magnolia Café on South Congress. 10:00 AM – Tour Amy’s Ice Cream factory. 11:30 AM – Lunch at Franklin BBQ on East 11th Street. 1:00 PM – Visit the LBJ Presidential Library & Museum. 3:30 - 7:00 PM - On your own. 7:00 PM – 9:00 Fine dining dinner at Perry’s in downtown Austin. This is a very expensive pre-pay event. Hey, it's fine dining. What did you expect? 9:30 PM - Beer at The Gingerman; on your own after that. Friday, April 20, 2012 9:30 AM - Acquire breakfast tacos from a taco truck parked next to the bus. 10:00 AM – Visit Austin Beerworks Brewery. $5 for a commemorative mug 12:30 PM – Have lunch at Black's BBQ in Lockhart, TX. 2:00 PM – Visit the Spoetzel Brewery in Shiner, TX. 5:00 PM – Eat at The City Market BBQ in Luling, TX on the way back to Austin. Bring cash!! 7:00 PM – Return to the hotel. On your own after that. Saturday, April 21, 2012 9:30 AM – BBQ breakfast at Snow’s BBQ – hailed as being one of the best BBQ places in Texas by Texas Monthly magazine. (We will depart the hotel at 8 AM) 12:00 PM – Visit Lake Travis. Swimming, fishing, etc. off a rented party barge with drinks, snacks & sandwiches available. 5:00 PM – View the sunset, eat BBQ, and drink microbrews at Uncle Billy’s on Lake Travis. This is a pre-pay event. 9:00 PM – Return to the hotel. On your own after that. Poker anyone? Sunday, April 22, 2012 11:30 AM – Lunch at the Salt Lick in Round Rock, TX. (We will leave the hotel at 11:00 AM) This is a pre-pay event. 2:00 PM – Take the bus back to the hotel. Event is officially over. *Note: Times and/or itinerary subject to change. While I appreciate that there are probably a lot of folks out there familiar with Austin who have alternative ideas for inclusion into next year's Do, feel free to send me a PM and I will track them as a possibility for another year. By the way, the web site that will be the source for most of everyone's information, updates, and registration has been launched.