As I was saying earlier, Amy and my experience in Austin began slightly less than ideal. We only worked about 4 days our first month in Austin, but couldn't make plans because we were on call. If you didn't know - No work means No pay. Fortunately, Amy has a very generous cousin who allowed us to stay in his downtown loft for that first month. Because we didn't know whether or not we would be working each night, we slept. ALOT! We had no internet or cable... soo after we woke up and found out that we yet again had been called off of work- we watched the entire Sex and the City series. After things weren't improving we decided we couldn't sit around all the time while we were in such a great city. The Austin Stone was recommended to us, and our first Sunday available we visited. It was the perfect church for us. The music and message each week were amazing and we were able to get involved in a bible study with some great girls.
Very quickly we discovered something was always going on in Austin; live music, UT football games, kayaking/canoeing, great restaurants, Barton Springs, the Austin Stone, south congress shops, shopping in general, etc. We began to make some friends and also had some old friends visit. Work began to pick up and we even planned some trips. We saw the Cowboys in Dallas, the Riverwalk and Alamo in San Antonio, and the Bluebell Factory.
As soon as we started enjoying ourselves and Austin, it was time to leave. It may not have been the perfect assignment, but we definitely had a blast and can't wait to see what this next assignment has in store.