July 5, 2016

#wecameforthebats



***Blogging while watching Grey's Anatomy (How have I waited this long to jump on this bandwagon?!?!?!)***



Hi there! I hope everyone had a great 4th of July. This past weekend we had some guests visit. My college roommate/bridesmaid/volleyball teammate/the best pepper partner Sarah AKA P-Rod and her boyfriend, Chris, came to Austin for a jam packed weekend of fun. Actually, they only came to see the bats under the congress bridge, but that's okay. ;)






Kyle and I took Friday off from work and took them to Gruene, TX where we floated the river, drank beers, listened to music and almost died twice on rapids. 


We enjoyed some delicious Texas BBQ and was even taken to the back pit to see the meat up close and personal!

We rode off into the sunset on a Bat Cruise to make sure they got to see the 2 million bat colony. 


We headed to the 'burbs and saw the Cubs' minor league team play the Round Rock Express. Chris and P-Rod are both huge Cubs fans so it worked out really perfectly!




This was not P-Rod's first time to Austin and she wanted to make sure we went to her FAVORITE bar here: Pete Dueling Piano Bar. So.Much.Fun. 


**************EXCITING NEWS!!!!***************

As most of you know, Kyle has been really unhappy in his current role and have been interviewing with multiple organizations all over the country.  Last week he accepted a job with USDM (Universal Standards for Digital Marketing) as Director – Business Development, Economic Development. This move to the private sector will be a challenging but exciting one for Kyle. He will be taking on a groundbreaking, new role developing their strategy as they look to take their expertise in destination marketing and apply it to Economic Development. I am extremely proud of him and so happy we get to stay in Austin for a little longer. :) Cheers to Kyle!