Austin has long been high on my list of must-see places and after spending 5 days there over New Year’s, it’s definitely one of my favorite cities. People have always told me that I would love it, and they were right. So many vintage stores, amazing food trucks and restaurants, a river through the center, people watching, and unique neighborhoods. Plus it’s a type-lover’s paradise! So many photogenic signs.
Some of our closest friends we met while they were biology PHD students here in Arizona. Over the past few years, they’ve gotten professor positions and are now spread out around the country. Some of them had a conference in Austin right after New Year’s and it was decided that it would be the perfect time for a reunion. As much as seeing the city was amazing, nothing could beat catching up with great friends!!
I sure do miss seeing these guys on a regular basis and I wish that so many of my closest friends didn’t live so far away! But it’s also great to know that some friendships are built to stand the test of time and distance, and it’s worth every ounce of effort to stay in touch and plan visits!