Howdy from Austin, Texas! Actually, I never say that but everywhere I go people hear Texas and think 10 gallon hat! :) I love this place so I don't mind but I'm more the outdoor type than a two-steppin' cowboy (which you can do at The Broken Spoke just down the road!). My girlfriend and I live together in a great place very close to Zilker park and the complex is directly on the greenbelt where we tend to spend our free time. We hike, go through phases with rock climbing, cycle, frisbee golf or ultimate and swim Barton Springs. This is a great town. Great outdoors. Great people. And we have gotten to be experts at which places have good happy hours!
I've traveled extensively through NZ/Australia, SE Asia/China, India and Europe. The travel scene really reminds me how much we all have to offer each other. I think its important that if the world is ever to live in harmony we have to stay in touch. We'll often rent out the whole place and take off or just our spare room and point folks in the right direction for exploring this town. We're pretty friendly and happy to share but can be totally invisible too. Come say hello and share one of our favorite places!