After getting the COVID-19 vaccine a few months ago, we’ve finally been able to fly and visit family! One of these trips has been to hangout with some of my husband’s family in Austin, Texas, which gave us precious time with his adorable nephews and niece!
As WA state and many other places are opening up again, it’s ever more important now to get vaccinated if you haven’t already. The COVID-19 virus is still spreading, even among younger people. Being vaccinated gave us a little more peace of mind that we’re protecting ourselves, loved ones, and community.
There is so much to do and eat in Austin, but here is some of our itinerary:
- Austin Ninjas for an American Ninja Warrior course gym
- Frontyard Brewing for pickleball and drinks. Super kids-friendly spot!
- Congress Avenue Bridge to see 1.5+ million bats fly into the summer sky every night — it’s wild!
- Lone Star Gun Range for shooting when in Texas! Husband’s brother took us to their usual gun range
- South Congress Avenue for boutiques, eateries, galleries and music venues
- Torchy’s and Tacodeli for quick, grab-and-go breakfast tacos
- Greater Goods and Jo’s for specialty coffees (I went to Greater Goods every morning!)
- Terry Black’s, Franklin, and Salt Lick for BBQ
- Easy Tiger for drinks (and a fun atmosphere) and Chuy’s for to-go frozen margaritas for a pool party
- Amy’s for ice cream and Churro Co. for churros
I’m thankful to have been vaccinated in the spring so that we can hangout with friends and family more safely. In addition to getting vaccinated, another thing we could do to slow the spread of COVID-19 is to activate WA Exposure Notifications (WA Notify) on your phone. The app lets users to find out if they’ve had an exposure to COVID-19 without sharing any personal information and anonymously alert those they have come into contact with if they test positive. With more than 2 million people already using it, the more people who use exposure notification, the greater the benefit for all.
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