Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Photo credit: Kate Stafford
We have officially been residents of the atx for 6 months now. Whew! I honestly can't believe it. The last time I lived here, it was 10 years ago minus husband and children, and I lived on the north side. Now that we are living and lovin' the south side I thought it would be fun to give you a little taste of a few of my favorite things. Really, lets be honest, this is just my op-ed on all things Austin.
10. Austin Bergstrom. The airport? Yes, the airport.
Growing up we always flew out of Houston Intercontinental. When you get home from a trip there is nothing worse knowing that once you touch the ground you have to taxi forever, wait ages for your lugage, pretty sure it will be damaged, then make the trek to your car, and lastly navigate your way out of the maze....now add kids on top of all of that. That place is a beating and has lots of memories of vomiting (we won't go there) and other madness.
For the record, our 2 years in Dallas, the DFW gets a B minus rating.
On the other hand, the Austin airport is beautiful, clean, has quirky Austinish stores and food, and best part of all... you can get in and out in less than 10 minutes. It just makes me want to travel. Can we get a halleluyah!?!
For all of my BCS loves, please always choose Austin. For the rest of you, its worth the trip too.
Now if we can get Austin to have more direct flights then it would completely seal the deal. Might be worth driving from Oklahoma ;)
Stay tuned for more local faves.