As you all know, my girlfriend and I decided to move to Austin this past weekend. The move went really well and we didn’t have any problems along the way. The drive took us about 16 hours total over the course of two days. It was long and boring but at least we made it.
So Long Arizona
Anyways, I wanted to say farewell to Arizona. I lived there for a year and a half and managed to visit the entire state. I saw the Grand Canyon a few times, climbed the tallest mountain in the state, checked out Monument Valley and Lake Powell, and managed to quit my job and started working for myself. It really was an amazing time in Arizona and I am really glad I got to live there. I’m sure I’ll miss it a little bit but it’s time to move on to a new place.
If you would like to read some of my posts from Arizona, feel free to check out the Arizona Archives.
My First Impression Of Austin
Since we both visited Austin about 6 months ago, we had a pretty good idea of what to expect when we got here. The only thing I was worried about is the weather. It’s true that it’s way more humid than Phoenix, but it feels much nicer outside (especially at night). It’s been in the lower 90′s the past few days and it feels great outside. It reminds me a lot of Honolulu which is really surprising.
There are trees and plants everywhere and our complex almost looks like a jungle in the back. We live right along the river which is perfect for canoeing and kayaking. Plus we’re less than a quarter mile from downtown which makes walking/biking super easy. I’m really looking forward to not driving very often.
Love It So Far
After being here 3 days, I can honestly say I love it here. The first night we were here we walked down the street a bit and found an awesome outside bar with live music. Drinks are pretty cheap here, usually around 2-4 bucks a piece. Last night we took a walk downtown and checked out a bar on 6th street that also had live music.
I’m really looking forward to checking out more of the city. Specifically, Barton Springs and the greenbelt. I’m also looking forward to checking out the bats under the Congress bridge which is supposed to be an awesome thing to see. As I explore more of the city, I will be putting up some more posts (with pictures).
A Few More Things To Do
We still have to finish unpacking, get our internet setup, and buy a few more odds and ends before we are done with the move. So it might be a little quiet here on the blog for a few days. I plan on attending a WordPress meetup tomorrow night so I might put a post up about that if I learn some cool things.
So stick around as the next chapter in my life kicks off. Plan on seeing a bunch of new travel adventures and photos over the next few weeks.