Summer in Austin
Looking back on my Summer Bucket List I can say that I was able to check off a few things and I was even able to add a few as the summer went on.
When I found out that my family was moving to Austin, I was immediately so excited to spend the summer there. I had the opportunity to explore a new city and experience a whole new state for three months. One of my favorite things was having such easy access to the water on Lake Travis and Lady Bird Lake. I had said I wanted to go paddleboarding this summer and that's just what I did! At Rowing Dock on Lady Bird Lake, you can paddle, kayak, and canoe and I was able to do a little bit of everything this summer.
The views of the city from Zilker Park are unbelievable. I only got to spend a few days actually in the city but I did try and visit Zilker more than a few times throughout the summer. Something I never got around to doing was Yoga in the Park but it looked to be very cool!
While Katie was in town, we went downtown to hang out for the day and grab some lunch. After a little bit of research on restaurants, we ended up at Hopdoddy Burger Bar in SoCo and oh my goodness. They had the most amazing burgers and fries I've probably ever eaten. You really can't go wrong with any burger on the menu and I would 100% recommend getting the truffle fries.
I also had the chance to see a sunset from The Oasis on Lake Travis. I'm a sucker for a good sunrise/sunset (especially on the water) and these most definitely do not disappoint. The food is pretty good and the atmosphere is great but the views are the most amazing part. If you're ever on Lake Travis, make sure to stop by at sunset to see it for yourself.
In addition to spending the summer in Austin, I also had the chance to go to California, New York and Mexico this summer. Overall, it was definitely a summer for the books and I'm going to be missing it greatly as I hit the literal books this fall semester. Here's to never ending summers and memories for a lifetime!