Shake it Up

Ever feel like your daily routines start making you feel a little like your life is a more a rendition of Groundhog’s Day than the comfort of consistency? You’re not alone!  It may or may not be a case of spring fever!

I’ll be the first to admit, I’m a Type-A personality, a tad perfectionistic, love crossing things off my todo list, and thrive on organaztion and consistency.  I know the grass is always greener, but I’m in the mood to shake things up a bit!  I have a case of wanderlust! I want to go new places, try new things, and step out of my comfort zone.   Still not ready to hurl myself out of a perfectly good airplane (although I have been trying to convince myself to skydive with my daughter…not quite there yet). My dad is a pilot and I would love to travel the world with him! Check out the view from the Gulfstream he flies…who knew you could see the curvature of the Earth from the inside of an airplane?

Since summer travel plans are still a month away I’ve decided to get outside and enjoy all the great places Austin has to offer. This weekend I went to two of my favorite places in Austin that are in walking distance of my house for the first time in way too long!  

Bull Creek Park 

There are several spots along 360 to access Bull Creek Parks. On the weekend it’s packed! It’s dog friendly, has a lot of trails for hiking, and the water is refreshing on hot days! If you’re in Northwest Austin & don’t want to battle the notorious traffic this is a great spot for a little adventure!

360/Pennybacker Bridge Overlook

There are trails on each side of the bridge and both offer stunning views of Lake Austin, Downtown, and the beautiful hill country scenery. I definitely recommend the Trail on the Northeast side of the bridge because it’s easy to find parking on the street entrance to the Courtyard subdivision which is just steps away from the trail. It’s also far less crowded than the entrance on the other side of the bridge. Wear tennis shoes as the hike up is rocky and slightly steep.  A five minute hike will bring you to an amazing view!

I’m committed to getting out and exploring Austin again & sharing all of these adventures with you!  If you live in Austin or are planning your next trip to Austin I hope you have a chance to check out some of my faves! Let’s shake it up Austin style!

Have a suggestion for me to check out? I know other readers would love to hear it as much as I would!  Make sure to write your thoughts in the comments section! I’d also love to know the best spots to check out when I’m lucky enough to be in your city! 

Keeping it Short & Sweet Spring Fever Style,


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