Keeping Cool in Mueller
It’s July… yay! July in Austin, Texas… ugggh. We all love Austin, but the summers here are no joke. But that doesn’t mean you have to hole up in your house with the shades drawn and the AC set to “Igloo.” In fact, DON’T do that. Power grids have trouble in harsh conditions too, you understand. And because spending 24 hours a day submerged in the frigid waters of Barton Springs is untenable for most of us, I recommend putting on your lightest, flowiest clothing and checking out our favorite ways for Staying Cool in Mueller…
Summer heat and artificially cooled movie theaters have gone hand in hand for decades now. Seriously, what better way to hide from the vicious Texas sun than a dark, air conditioned dark room that also has a full staff of people whose literal job it is to bring you cold drinks.
We’ll also throw out a recommendation for the Season Pass. It allows you to watch as many movies as you want, up to one per day, to reserve your seat the minute it goes on sale, and you can also purchase companion tickets. Let me tell you, it feels great when everyone in your group thanks you for buying the tickets and it only ended up costing you a couple bucks.
Artisanal. Ice. Cream. Do I need to say more? I mean, I can rattle on about how they only use the purest ingredients, how they only use milk from family-owned farms where the welfare of their grass-fed cows is the highest priority, their dedication to environmental sustainability, or their ardent support for their community, but honestly all you really need to know is that it’s darn good ice cream!
For as much as we here at Kathy Sokolic Realty support the idea of kids going outside to play, sometimes that’s just not safe! So if you’re looking for a way to entertain your summer vacationing kiddos, look no further than the Thinkery Children’s Museum. They offer over 40,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor interactive STEAM (that’s science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) exhibits and programs for our entire community, though we recommend holding off on the outdoor stuff until Fall. They also offer all sorts of wonderful programs and activities. Visit the Thinkery’s website for admission and membership prices.
Hours: Tuesday-Friday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Community Night Wednesdays: 5:00 – 8:00 pm
Saturday-Sunday: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm (Sunday 5-6 pm free admission)
Admission: Adults & Children (2 & up): $9.00
Children (10-24 months): Free
The Ella Wooten and John Gaines pools in Mueller are privately owned and maintained but are open for recreational swimming all day for residents and in the afternoons for residents and the community alike at times consistent with similar City of Austin neighborhood pools in the area. The Ella Wooten pool is open 4:30 PM – 10:00 PM on weekdays and 12 PM – 10 PM on weekends to the public when lifeguards are on duty, and closed on Mondays for cleaning and maintenance. While the John Gaines pool is open 4:30 PM – 10:00 PM on weekdays and 12 PM – 10 PM on weekends and John is open 4:30 PM – 10:00 PM on weekdays and 12 PM – 10 PM on weekends to the public when lifeguards are on duty, and closed on Wednesdays for cleaning and maintenance.
Go Shop Hopping!
There are dozens upon dozens of amazing businesses and eateries in Mueller, all presumably with functioning air conditioning, and now the neighborhood has multiple covered parking garages, which allows you to park your car in the safety and the shade so make an entire day out of your visit to Mueller! Check out our video on Where to Park in Mueller for more info.
If, holing up inside your home is, in fact, your preference, you’ll get no pushback from us. Click here for our Steps to Keeping Your Cool On at