|Food trucks and vendors on South Congress on a Sunday.|
We took a trip to Austin last month and stayed at a great AirBnB place off South Congress. South Congress is a lively, active street during the day, with crowds visiting the unique shops and dining at restaurants and food trucks, while live music can be heard at every corner. My impressions: ZOMG, they have diagonal back-in parking! Gasp! Look at these pedestrian refuge islands and bus bump outs! Food trucks and vendors are activating an empty lot!! Squee!!
|Best birthday present!|
We planned to go downtown during the day (note: we didn't rent a car), and I mentioned we should take the bus rather than a cab. "The bus?" Yes, the bus. I explained it would take 10 minutes or less, cost $1, and there's a stop 3 blocks away. Manfriend was sold. Did I just make a public transit believer? But when all is said and done, he knows me pretty darn well and accepts that I'm a plannerd. I mean, who else would think to get me this amazing T-shirt for my birthday?