I did just want to do a special shout out before moving on to the next city of my trip to the SQUIRRELS! of Austin. I love SQUIRRELS! We are SQUIRREL!-free here in Australia, so whenever I am travelling overseas and I happen to see a SQUIRREL! I always get super excited. And yess, one must always spell and say SQUIRREL! all in capital letters and with an exclamation mark.
Austin's SQUIRREL! game is strong. I saw many SQUIRRELS! on my journey, including at Central Park near North Lamar and the park that was in between my AirBnB and the AT&T conference center.
However by far the greatest number of SQUIRRELS! was found on the grounds surrounding the capital building. Look closely at the photo below.
Lots of tiny little SQUIRREL! dots! Some of the business people walking around on their business were clearly bewildered by my running around taking SQUIRREL! photos. But guys, SQUIRRELS!
Yay for SQUIRRELS!
I did just want to finish this post with a few thoughts on Austin. I did really like Austin, the food was great. There is a lot I would like to eat there again or try for the first time! Rabbit Food Grocery is probably my favourite vegan shop ever. It was just really cute and had a great range both of food but also some awesome non-food items. Austin also seems to have a pretty fun vegan community. I didn't get to see too many other touristy things, but from what other people have said there seems to be lots to do. However, I feel that without a car Austin kind of sucks. The public transport is not great (sometimes to get to places you would need to walk for longer than you would be on the bus because there wasn't a handy interchange), and it is quite a spread out city so you cannot easily walk between a lot of places. For maximum Austin enjoyment, I think a car would make things much better. Or a big budget for taxis/Uber. I am eternally grateful to the people who gave me lifts home after late events! I haven't ever driven in the US because the whole wrong side of the road thing freaks me out, but if anyone would like to volunteer to drive, let's go back and hire a car! But Austin is definitely awesome, and if you get the chance you should go to there!
Cute Kitty Photo of the Post
Here are Dim Sim and Sahara, the day after I got home, enjoying some sunshine in the sunroom. A rare two kitty photo! Though note they are actually no where near each other.