January 26-29, 2020
In the 80’s, we affectionately called Denver a cow town and and Austin, like Boulder, a hippy town. It was true, and so is the massive build up and expansiveness of all three. While I don’t feel much cow town in Denver anymore, Austin still has a truly hippy vibe encircled with a “let’s get sophisticated “ atmosphere. It feels a bit confused to me as if it isn’t sure if it wants to be a big of a sophisticated player or a laid back artist’s community. The mixture of energy, while a bit confusing, is definitely cool.
Having said that, Austin is beautiful, even in the winter months, which are also confusing for a northerner like me, as some trees winter barren while others are in full leaf. With plenty of room to grow in all directions, there is space to expand and an abundance of natural landscape. Lucky for Austin, it should be able to escape the dreaded infilling that Denver is experiencing.
And what they say about the food in Austin is true – absolutely delicious Tex Mex and BB-Q, which means the other restaurants better be good or they don’t get to stay. My first meal was at Cheko’s and another my son Chris’ friend Channing. Good company and good food!
After my meal at Cheko’s, and Road Angel encounter with Francisco https://simplycoaching.com/a-tough-cookie-r…-in-austin-texas/ I headed out in search of my next Little Library drop. Low and behold just as I was depositing my book, I heard music and to my surprise around the corner came a street marching band. Music in Austin, Texas….of course!
Little Miss Red and I spent four nights parked beside side the home of my friend and coaching colleague Sherry Lowry. An amazing octogenarian, Sherry exemplifies what it means to live life to its fullest.
She helped me move about Austin with ease. An active community member in Austin and in the coaching community, she invited me to attend Austin ICF meeting of coaches where I met up and coming and established coaches from the area and was invited to do a coaching demonstration…boy that was fun!
And of course, I met more Road Angels.
My last day in Austin, Sherry and I was spent at the Lyndon B Johnson Presidential Library. Wow! https://simplycoaching.com/sometimes-you-just-have-to-stop/
Now on to Lake Somerville, Texas
Kindness: First to yourself and others!
What’s your kind of quotient today?