**Pictures rotating in our profile pix include: trips to Mexico (members of labor-delegation), Coffee/Cupping 101 at local/E Austin artisan coffee roaster, various Airbnb events, and random photos from Austin events.**
Carl's been in Austin almost 20 years and Monica's a Native Austinite! We live on E 6th St - about a mile from the downtown Entertainment District . Carl worked as a van driver for SXSW 2012.
While we are new to Airbnb, Carl has previous experience with Couch Surfing both as guest and host.
We're both community/political activists. We love to travel to Mexico, enjoy foreign/indie films. Always in search of free films during film festivals. :) Monica loves foreign food. We love to meet new people, whether it's meeting our neighbors or meeting people at the various places we visit, then we nurture and further cultivate those relationships.
Our style of traveling is certainly unique! Our last 2 trips to Mexico were: 1) Traveling in a 14-passenger van for a 3-day trip as part of a labor delegation to Mexican border towns; 2) Traveling via Turimex for an hours-long road trip to Mexico City, staying in an international hostel near the National Palace!
We also believe/practice reduction of our respective carbon footprints. We do our best to "reduce, reuse, and recycle" (to borrow the Freecycle phrase) - several items in our home were either acquired or removed in such a manner.
Monica attended St Edward's University and Our Lady of the Lake University.