As a fellow sky watcher here in Chicago (Lyons), I have always been amazed and frustrated with our weather. Austin was probably just as curious as me to see how the skies would unfold it's majesty or mayhem and whenever time would permit me to watch, I am watching. I searched for him as best as I could. Walking the path he might have took to the lake, I felt that his biggest danger was the city itself with all the traffic as I almost got hit crossing the street. But he seemed to have mastered that journey to his favorite spot at the lake and now ultimately has found peace there. I never met Austin but if I had, I would have enjoyed sharing a weather story or picture of my skyward visions with him. If you study, work, play, or visit here, you are one of us. Austin will always be one of us.