A Small Gathering of Travbuddies in Austin, TX
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June 27th, 2008 – by: Reephboy
There are over 600 profiles that have been created in Austin, and I did my best to find those of us that are fairly active without excluding anyone. I got some great response. Although 9 of us made it (Tim [TYoungTX], Scott [smurphyaus], Huy [hdao74], Jon [JSuk], Traci [TXWildflower], Melinda [trvlgrrl], Elena [iseefishes], and Mike) I know there were at least that many or more that were interested in attending had they not previously committed to other activities.
As I hope you've read in Tim's blog, I had suggested that we meet in the bar at Polvo's, without realizing that there really isn't a bar area. Well, being the good TBs that we are, we showed up pretty much at the same time. Elena, Mike, and I walked in to look for the others, wondering how the TB hunt would turn out. Being the organizer, I had tried to do my best to memorize faces and names so that I could find everyone easily. I had also promised to make a sign that would be easily recognizable and would attract any stragglers, but it turned out to be unnecessary because everyone was already in line for drinks. Perfect, where else should I look for a bunch of travelers but in line for alcohol! Ha!
Polvo's is apparently very popular.
We continued the conversations, the drink orders, and took a good long look at the menu before we finally were able to order. I got the Fish Fajitas on recommendation by the waiter. It was good. Shoulda made my own order. Didn't feel like paying enough attention to the menu to actually decide for myself though. I think he upsaled me, but the fish was still pretty good.
After some good laughs, fun conversations, a few drinks, and even some plans for future travels to New Zealand, the night began to wrap up. It was Friday, though. I couldn't bring myself to go home at 10:30 when I was usually just making it out the door at that time. Besides, I had just made some new friends and wanted to see if I could convince them to continue the party.
The night kept us moving from there to Side Bar and then to Red Eyed Fly to catch the last few songs of Cruiserweight's set. Jon had to bail a little early due to having started a boot camp at 5am that morning. The rest of us started in on the water by 1am and rested before our long rides home to the north side. Ha! You notice that? It was the north side contingent who were the only ones that were willing to continue the party? Oh wait, besides those Crestview folks....;P
Anyway...finally Austin has represented itself well in the world of Travbuddy meets! That was just practice y'all, so look out for the next one in a couple of months. I think we're gonna let it cool down a bit for any northern folk that might want to make it down...hehe! See y'all down that dusty road!
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