Austin, Texas | Hometown Series | Pt. 1

Updated: Jul 25, 2020

Joe's Coffee near Congress

Alright y'all. I realized I've been posting about lots of exotic places, and haven't been giving much attention to our hometowns!


Rasmus | Hometown Austin, Texas

If you are headed to Austin, you are going to love it. This has got to be one of my favorite cities of all time. And clearly lots of other people love it too, according to Rasmus -- 150 people are moving in everyday.

Rasmus went to high school in Austin (Anderson High School) and loves bringing me back here in the summer to hangout with his parents are their sweet pups. Janni and Peter live on a golf course and we've been having fun golfing this summer and chillaxing!

If you are stopping in for a visit, these are my top recommendations.


Things To Do

Congress Bridge Bats

Seeing the bats come from the bridge impressive. According to Visit Austin:

Starting in late March and continuing through early fall, North America's largest urban bat population calls Austin home. The bats begin to wake up and start their night flight around sunset. The first few bats begin to trickle out from under the bridge then. After the sun sets, the show really begins, and hundreds to thousands of bats pour out and cascade East over Lady Bird Lake. 

It's awesome to watch the mass exodus of the bats around sunset and then hang out at the adjacent bars in the Congress area. Downtown is also beautiful when it is lit up at night!

Bull Creek

This recreational area is known for its fishing, hiking and swimming. It is a great day excursion and fun way to cool off. Walking upstream we saw lots of fish and different wild life. Bring your water shoes!

Barton Springs Pool

This pool is natural water coming from the Barton Springs. And it is a great way to get some sun and relax. It's the fourth-largest natural spring in Texas and you could easily spend half a day here, weather permitting. Bring a picnic and go for it!