but you can’t. it’s too different. it’s home. you want to do normal things. the library, the thrift stores, lunches with friends, coffee, grocery shopping… all your plans to follow your guidebook go out the window.
and you realize, this isn’t really any different than how you travel, because what you love most is not the museums and the monuments, but just walking around and enjoying the actual city.
ok, so you do do one touristy thing. the bats at congress bridge. essentially, there are millions of bats that live under this bridge, and at night they come out to eat – which is a sight to see as the bats take over the sky.
however, tonight the bats take their sweet time and you leave before you see the bats. oh well! next time.
but if you do decide to see the bats, keep in mind they’re only here in the summer – the moment it becomes cold, the bats are smart and migrate over to mexico.
but they always come back.
like yourself, you hope.
good public transit. that does not exist in texas. yet, you hope.
or bike, or drive, or walk. whatever you prefer, plenty of options to enjoy the night.
up to you.