Thursday, May 3, 2012

Spotlight on Texas - Austin!

I'm a born and raised Texas girl with the extent of that year and a half on the West Coast. I came back and that's what counts. 
We call Austin home now. We've been here for 2 years and can't think of a better place to be. It's the best of everything, and it's Texas of course! Here are all the reasons that I think you should move visit Austin.
#1 Zilker Park's Barton Springs: 
This is Hubs favorite place. No kidding the man swims daily come rain or shine. The Springs are beautiful, natural spring fed swimming area that remains 68 degrees year round. It is definitely a must do when you are in town.
#2 Jo's Coffee
With their iconic "I love you so much" graffiti and a nice cup of Jo. This is a great place to sit and people watch and there are always fun people to watch along the South Congress. 
#3 Bat Watching: Congress Street Bridge
We have yet to make it out to the bridge at just the right time. Nightly from April to October the bats fly out at dusk and are quite a sight.
Austin bats
#4 Homeslice Pizza: South CongressAfter trying this our first week in town on a friend recommendation, it has continued to be a weekly tradition for the past 2 years. They have the most amazing pizza and subs. There is always an awesome mix of music playing, booths are great for large groups, or enjoy a seat at the counter and watch you pizza made. Kids get a plate of pizza dough to play with while mom and dad can enjoy a glass of wine or a cold one.  
Make sure that while you are here you stop by our awesome mural  and take you souvenir post card photos.


  1. Great post. Austin is definitely a fun place to see!
    Tami @ Curb Alert!

    1. Tami, It's the best! We have loved living here!

  2. I'm coming to Texas for the first time in July! I'll be in Dallas and I'm really looking forward to it :) Thanks for stopping by my blog and taking the time to leave a comment!

  3. OMGosh...I haven't been to Barton Springs in FOREVER! You just brought back a FLOOD of memories! Gosh...I remember trying to walk into the water...and then I remember someone're gonna have to dive I did...FROZEN for a few minutes...but after that...had a BLAST! Amazing photos!

  4. I'm an Austin, love, love my hometown. My husband's job has taken us an hour north of Austin now, but we are still there ALL THE TIME!! Great spotlight. Just stumbled onto your blog! Loving it!!

  5. Hi Kelley,
    Great pictures and like your comments also. Agree with you as went to Austin last year and enjoyed my stay there. Beaches are very clean and love swimming there. Swimming is my favorite sport as swimming makes lungs and heart strong and prevent from depression and heart disease.

  6. I lived in Austin for four years so this post brought back so many memories! I need to go back soon. I am new to blogging so I am happy that I stumbled across your blog.