We made it to Austin sometime around 8pm and as we entered the city, three homeless guys came over with metal buckets and shit in their hands dancing around the car, I hadn’t been so nervous in a long time. They just danced and said some stuff and left, thankfully. The nightlife was insane, definitely pre-covid levels. We bar-hopped and had some Indian food and called it a night. We ended up waking up at like 11am which was nuts. We obviously needed the sleep from the flying and driving up to that point I guess. Flying 9 hrs in a prop makes you really tired because of the vibrations and lack of pressurisation. Speaking of which, Chris had got his second vaccine the day before the flight and was reading 76% O2 levels…he wasn’t feeling to good so we reduced altitude. There’s not much you can really do when flying from California towards Texas, Santa Fe is 7500 feet above sea level. Is what it is.
Anyways, we didn’t take many pictures there and left pretty early in the AM towards Oklahoma City. It was pouring rain most of the way which made for slower driving. When we arrived, the valet met us and was super excited, he hadn’t been in a Lamborghini but had it tattooed on his face! We had to ask him for a picture!
The hotel was actually pretty damn cool, it was an art hotel. We admired the art and then made our way into town. At every bar we were asked if we had guns on us. That’s new for me. Seemed like a clean cool small city. But like most of the stops, we didn’t spend much time exploring, more or less, driving during the day and hitting the night life since it’s been so long since we’ve been able to just go out and have some beers in a bar with-out restrictions. The next stop is Santa Fe, New Mexico at a 5-star resort where we had hoped for a more low-key relaxing night.
Here’s some pics of the art:
During this week, the skew changed and I noticed a lot of profits incoming, might have been the most I’ve seen to date actually in $. I think it was about 7-8% total gain on the week period. So yeah, it was a big week for gains which was strange…usually when I go on a trip, I am dealing with chaos, it’s just how it goes for me usually 🙂 Made the trip all that much better. We had gone through a period of about 1 month where the balance did not move at all. I notice that a lot but the piper has to be paid eventually so I knew it was coming in eventually.
On to Santa Fe, I hadn’t realised it was so high up (7,500 feet) but I noticed similar physiological things as I do when flying up high so googled it. I was right. We were high up. I probably should have known that but it was neat that I could tell something was up (no pun intended).
We got there, had some dinner and walked all around for hours, eventually we ended up at a real, and I mean real, local bar. The patrons were literally a cast from the movie clue. It was ridiculous but super fun. We had a biker gang in there, we had a random dude with a peeked hat acting super sketchy, some random old guy rolling cigarettes and then us in bright designer hoodies…The pours at this place, omg, half glasses of Tequila for $6.
Santa Fe is also an art capital of the US. I almost wanted to buy some but it’s gotta wait.
Next stop Under Canvas Lake Powell….to be continued.