7.01.2010

Austin

Fourth of July means a 10 hour drive to Austin. Does it bother me that I will be in the car for 20 hours total? Absolutely not. Why? Because Austin is fabulous and because I just got new tires on my car.
For those of you out there who don't know, Taylor is from Austin. I can remember thinking that was like the coolest thing ever. Not only is Austin in a different state, but a different state that is 2 states away from my state. Whew! I bet you had to rent a u-haul to get all your stuff to college. Sure enough, he did, and it even caught on fire, but that's a whole other story. Anyway, back to my story- Austin is the coolest place. If you have never been, dude, you need to go. Before I went I thought of Austin the way I think of every other place in Texas-flat, with small little midget trees; I was right about the midget trees, but not about the flatness. Austin has the most beautiful rolling hills. Austin is very eclectic with its people; they have their hippies, their famous people (Sandra Bullock and Lance Armstrong-he trains here because the hills are so awesome), their college kids- University of Texas is in the middle of downtown Austin (Roll Tide btw). Speaking of downtown, the famous 6th Street has miles of bars that rival, if not surpass, Broadway. Sorry all you Nashville lovers. The First Thursday's of each month artists and musicians gather on South Congress to share their work and their talents. It is one of the cooler things I have ever done.
Lake Travis- a huge lake that flows around the hills and cliffs is one of the prettiest sites I've ever seen. Head to The Oasis, which is nestled on a cliff that over looks the lake, and watch the sunset with a "Perfect Margarita". It doesn't get better than that. And I'm going to stop myself because I sound like the travel channel. But you really should experience it for yourself. When we get back I will show you what you are missing out on. In the mean time, here a couple pictures from previous occasions, and maybe one I found searching Google. Can you guess which one?

Lake Travis
Austin Capitol


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