As a gainfully employed engineer in the private sector, SMS doesn’t get that many Federal holidays off. When I realized that he did have Presidents’ Day off, my travel-loving mind started scheming. Result: weekend in Austin! Neither SMS nor I had ever been. It sounded like a lot of fun and, possibly, even warm!
The weekend was awesome! I booked an AirBnB in South Austin, which was a little further South than I originally thought looking at the map. But we overcame with a combo of a rental car and the two bikes that we could use through our apartment rental. I had looked for hotels downtown but they were really expensive. I suspect it was a high-demand weekend because of the Austin marathon. I briefly thought about running the half but then decided I’d rather spend all of my time with SMS and eating queso, not necessarily in that order.