Things to do in Austin – Part 2

Flyboard with Aquafly at Lake Travis

Ok….this is by far the most awesome, amazing and fantabulous water sports i have ever come across. We regularly check groupon and are always for a lookout for good deals. That is when hubby stumbled upon this one of a kind water sports. The moment he saw the pictures he knew he had to do it. Thats how we discovered this super cool water sport in the heart of Austin, Texas. 
A little something about flyboarding.
This sport was invented by a french person named Franky Zapata in the year 2011 and was introduced in US only in 2012. A flyboard is a device that looks like a pair of huge boots. It is basically attached to a water scooter which provides the propulsion to the flyboard to rise above the water and fly. The board has a water hose which is attached  to the water scooter. The water is basically forced under pressure through the hose to the boots which allows the rider to soar high (as high as 15 ft) above the water. 
Although a fairly new sport, flyboarding is slowly becoming one of the most sought-out and coolest water sports in the world. 

It looks quite easy but it is definitely not. Its all about balancing and keeping your legs straight as if you are standing. I am no expert but that is what i learnt after hearing their instructions and watching the sport in action (Yea i only watched…..might try it myself next time). Hubby just couldn’t get out of the water for the first 15mins (you can see him in action in the video below, video shot by me and edited by hubby). And then in the second round he got the hang of it and managed to fly….it wasn’t very high…..but whatever he could manage, it was pure fun for him. We would be definitely going here again. 

The folks at aquafly were super friendly, gave us all the instructions and also made us watch a video of flyboarding before the actual action. Instructors were also very good, giving repeated instructions whenever necessary and encouraging all the time. We opted for a photo package and were quite happy with the photos that we received by the end of the day. Sharing with you some of the snaps clicked by them.
Hubby in action 🙂

So what are you waiting for????….If you are in Austin, then this is definitely an awesome adventurous water sport which is a must try especially during summers. 

Things to do in Austin – Part 1

I am really excited to start with this new section on the blog on “Things to do in Austin”(Texas). If you are someone who recently moved to Austin (like us) or a person who is already here and looking for fun and adventurous stuff to do, this post (and many more to come) might be of some help to you. 
Trust me on this…..your weekends will never be boring if you are in Austin. There is so much to do, so much to see and so much to eat 🙂 …… We (me and hubby) never had so much fun when we were in New Jersey. Well i am not sure whether it was because of hubby’s busy schedule or because we were just plain lazy to get out and explore. But things have definitely changed a lot (for good) after moving to Austin. 
Life here is easy, laid back and relaxed. People are super friendly, warm and outdoorsy. We are definitely enjoying our lives here to the fullest….knock on wood!!!!
Ahhhhh….there are soooo many things to do. One of them is water biking. Sounds interesting, right? It is indeed a lot of fun. 
Water bikes are nothing but a hybrid form of bicycle kayaks, which is absolutely safe and fun for all.  If you want to enjoy the evening watching the sunset against the backdrop of the beautiful lady bird lake and the austin skyline just hop onto one of the water bikes and enjoy. Did i mention this is also a really fun form of exercise? 😛

We opted for a bat tour (which apparently is a popular tourist attraction) to watch thousands and millions of little mexican free tailed bats take flight after sunset from the congress avenue bridge in search of food. Once you are under the bridge, you will also hear the squeaking noise of the bats hiding under the crevices of the bridge. It was some experience to see these tiny creatures fill up the sky.

Special mention to our tour guide, sorry i forgot his name…… he was a really nice guy, gave us a lot of info about austin, the downtown and about the bats of course.

Sharing the pics (clicked from hubby’s HTC One) from our fun filled evening. There were few snaps of the bats flying but i am unable to find them… 🙁

Austin Downtown Backdrop 

All set to go 

Off i go…..Yeeyyyy

So have you booked for one already? 😛 …All you have to do is check on the website for the services and make a call. There are many options like day time tour, sunset tour, family tour, bat tour etc. The pricing and all the details are given on the website.  You can also check if there are any deals available on groupons like we did. If you have a groupon all you have to do is buy the groupon, show up at the given address(with the groupon), sign a waiver and you are all set.

Disclaimer: This blogpost is purely my idea to share our fun experiences in Austin with everyone. I was not paid for writing this post nor was i requested by anyone for advertising. 

The Skies of Austin never seizes to amaze me

There is nothing as beautiful as nature and our mother earth.
I am sooooo thankful to technology (i bet all of you are), else all the beauty that we encounter in our day to day lives will only be captured in our memories. Untouched and unshared. That would have been really sad.

So i thought why not share the beauty of Austin through my eyes. 
In this post i will be sharing the beauty of the sky in Austin, Texas clicked from my Samsung Galaxy S3 (some of them were edited on instagram). 
Hope You enjoy.

Amazing sky during sunset…….clicked from the parking area of the gym

Double Rainbow…….i just left what i was eating and ran outside to click this
This beautiful sunset was clicked….(if i am not mistaken) from the parking area of Walmart

My Favorite……this was clicked from our balcony…..