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:
(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 […]
Well I just got back from my beach camping trip and it was a ton of fun. We went back to Padre Island and camped at the same location we did last time. Luckily my girlfriend got some time off this time so we were able to stay longer.
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 […]
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 […]
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.
Last night I went and checked out a sport I didn’t even know existed. What was it? Good ol’ lawn mower racing. A bunch of guys have pimped out their lawn mowers to go a lot faster than normal. It was actually pretty interesting to watch.
Check out this video of one of the races:
As you can see, these things were flying. They don’t cut grass anymore that’s for sure.