I had a good flight into Austin. All went smoothly. I was pretty tickled at the huge guitars they had in the baggage claim of the airport. I took a pic of my favourite one (see previous post) and also found one later in front of my hotel… which I liked even more! It was called Twinkle Twinkle Lonestar. I feel a bit like a little twinkling lone star in this big ole city!
I threw all my stuff in my room and decided to get going and take a walk to find the Bar Method studio. It was easy to find thanks to my handy iPhone gps! It was a good 30 minute walk. My phone took me the direct route and I passed by what seemed to be a campsite of sorts for homeless people. I took a different route on the way back! No offence to homeless people, but there were a lot more of them than there was of me! It was a bit intimidating.
Austin seems interesting. As with any city, there are lovely bits and downright grotty bits! The restaurants and bars I passed looked pretty cool… and there are a wide variety of different eclectic types walking around!
Tonight I plan to keep it simple and go to the TGI Friday’s in the hotel. They also have a Starbucks here… oh choirs of angels sing!!!! Then I will come back to my room, practice my set-ups for tomorrow, have a nice bath, and snuggle up with A bit of TV and bed!
I plan to take the 9:30am class tomorrow before we start our training. I called and reserved myself a spot.
I’m looking forward to meeting our trainers and the other trainees tomorrow. I’m pretty nervous too, but hopefully I will soon get into the swing of things!
Have just spoken to Bill and sent a video message to Gwennie. I loathed leaving her this morning. She woke up with a cough. Typical! She seems bright enough in herself. I just hope it doesn’t t develop into anything worse. I hate to put upon my MIL like that… although I know she doesn’t mind and is more than capable of looking after her. But I’m her Mum and I worry. It’s what we mothers do, right?
Ok, I’m off to unpack my case and get settled!
Glad you settled in last night and got your bearings. Thinking of you all day today, and I hope all is going well. Love you xox
I’m so excited for you! I have to admit I wish I was there with you- it sounds like an adventure and my wanderlust is tingling. I know youre busy working hard and such and its not as glamorous as i am editing it to be in my mind LOL! I honestly cant wait for you to be an instructor so I can have you for a teacher! xoxo hang in there buddy- i know what it must take for you to leave your family.