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Austin: The Day I Became a Cowgirl, Y’all

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After a jam-packed four days in San Francisco, I was on my way to the East Coast with a two night stop-over in Austin, Texas. I had always wanted to see the middle of America although I have been apprehensive. The reality is that you hear so much about rednecks and guns; while I am enough of a seasoned traveler to know not to stereotype, I was nervous about how they would react to my olive skin and love of all things Mexican. So I chose Austin because I had heard it was the antithesis of all of that and was instead America’s capital of live music, barbecue, home to the first Whole Foods, had a great Tex-Mex scene…and lots of cowboy boots! Someone told me in San Francisco that Austin was the hippest place in America – and coming from a San Franciscan, that got me excited. Continue reading