Today is our first full day at our new residence in downtown Austin, Texas. We have been on the waiting list for a space in the Pecan Grove RV Park for the last four months. It is very difficult to get in here as it only has about 90 spaces and, as far as I am concerned, the best location of any RV park in the world. And, it is such a deal and is managed by just the nicest people in the world! Our $320 per month gets us a space including water, electric, and a good high speed connection - woo hoo!
We have been wanting to get a spot here soooooooo badly! I don't know if it helped or not but, over the last four months we have stopped by to inquire in person about once a week. Naturally, we used our secret weapon (Peggy) to do be our goodwill ambassador - who can say no to her? I have learned over the last quarter century the answer to that is "nobody."
Now, here we are! Right in the middle of the self proclaimed Live Music Capitol of the World. Everything we like to do is within walking distance - live music venues are all around, Zilker Park is a couple of blocks from here with its free Blues on the Green concerts, dozens of restaurants and coffee shops within a couple of blocks, and all punctuated with the most eclectic bunch of characters you could ever hope to meet. The area is a magnet for old hippies, college students, liberal thinkers and, shall we say, the alternative lifestyle.
We spent the day straightening up the place and going over to buy groceries. Whole Foods Market is just up the street and is always a fun place to shop. I believe we are supposed to meet a friend this afternoon for happy hour at Shady Grove.
Tomorrow, we are going to take our truck back out to our place in Lago Vista and exchange it for the Beetle. It will take up a lot less parking space on our small lot and, of course, use a lot less fuel. We feel a little self-conscious anyway, driving around in a full size four wheel drive in this part of town. We may still be in Texas but, there is very little evidence of that here.