Category Archives: Travel/Places

Texas Capitol Tour

Texas State Capitol

A few days ago, my girlfriend and I decided to take a walk to the Texas capitol building here in Austin. We’ve walked by it a few times but have never gone up close to it or inside to see what it looks like. So we decided to go in and check it out.

Outside The Capitol

The Capitol is an awesome looking building that really makes the Austin skyline. It reminds me a lot of Washington DC as well as Madison, Wisconsin. The top of the building looks the same, regardless of what side you are looking at.

Here’s a few pictures of the outside of the building:

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Austin Hot Sauce Festival

(Photo Credit: basykes) Yesterday I went and checked out the 19th annual Austin Hot Sauce Festival. It was held at Waterloo Park, which is located downtown. As it turns out, it originally started as a contest between Austin and San Antonio for the best hot sauce. The event was free to the public and all […]

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A Look At The 2010 Ford Taurus

If you missed by post a few days ago, I talked about a Ford Tweetup that I co-hosted last night. Ford had a few people from their social media team there as well as the 2010 Ford Taurus. I must say, it’s one heck of an improvement over the Ford Taurus I remember. I remember […]

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Ford Taurus Tweetup This Sunday

Hey everyone, I just wanted make a quick note about an event I am co-hosting this Sunday. Ford is bringing the new 2010 Ford Taurus to Austin to let us check it out. Here’s a quick summary of the event from the Facebook Page: Join Mike Crowley, Ford’s marketing manager for cars and crossovers, and […]

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Gibson Island

gibson-island

One of the coolest things I did while I was back in Wisconsin was check out Gibson Island. It’s a tiny island located down the street from where I grew up on the Cloverleaf Lakes. It used to be privately owned so I was never able to go check it out as a kid since it would have been trespassing.

Luckily, the residents of the Cloverleaf Lakes managed to raise over a million dollars through various sources (donations, fundraisers, etc) to purchase the island in order to protect its natural environment and wildlife. It’s amazing to see a group of people take the initiative to make something like this happen.

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