AUSTIN -- Despite the warm fire outside of the food trailer park on South First Street, the picnic tables sat empty.
A sparse crowd braved the hike and bike trail around Lady Bird Lake.
"Just for a little while, [we'll walk briskly," said Charley Mansfield, who was walking with his dog.
When it came to tacos, Thursday's weather didn't stop customers from waiting outside.
"It's really not that cold," said customer Liz Gelinas. "It's kind of nice. He's from Idaho, I'm from Seattle, Washington, so we miss it come winter."
"It is cold out here!" said Danny Gorrel, who works outside in road maintenance. "[I'm wearing] a jacket, a hoodie, hard hat and a beanie."
The workers said they will be back out on Friday when even colder winter weather strikes.
"I might not go to work," said worker Chris Moseley, laughing.
For this crew, that's wishful thinking.
"They're going to need us if roads get closed out and stuff like that," Gorrel said. "It's my life, my living. It's what I've got to do to survive for my family."
As winds picked up and temperatures continued to drop, some enjoyed the weather it while it lasted, warm drinks in hand.
"Its a nice change. I like it. [It was] too hot and muggy yesterday," said Mansfield.
Mansfield said he frequents the trail no matter the weather. On Thursday, both he and his dog, Roxy, were prepared.
"A few layers, T-shirt, something for my neck," he said. "[I've] been watching the weather. Watch KVUE!"
He is keeping a close eye on what tends to be unpredictable weather in Texas.