Now that the weather in Austin has turned to spring and the days are gradually getting longer, we find ourselves getting out more often for little ‘adventures’ during the week after work. My least favorite thing about winter is the short days — I hate getting home from work as the sun is setting and feeling like the day is over and all you accomplished was going to work…#depressing. The start of daylight savings time is my favorite non-holiday of the year and I always count down to it!
On this day last week we loaded up our pup and our longboards and headed out into the neighborhood to find a good place to ride and run the energy out of Cash. A little factoid: longboarding is another one of our hobbies that we’ve shared from the start of our relationship. When we first started dating, I was still in school and Blake was fresh out of college and working full-time. I would get home from class and take his longboard and practice riding around the parking lot of my apartment (he didn’t know it). After a couple weeks I surprised him with my skillz ;) and we promptly went out and bought me a longboard so we could ride together. It’s been one of our favorite things to do ever since!
We hadn’t driven far in our quest for some pavement when we noticed that due to some construction, the fence that’s normally around this rail yard was deconstructed, so we jumped on our opportunity and parked nearby to do a little poking around. We got to see some of the Austin passenger train cars up close and Blake had his fun peeking at the engine parts and pointing out how big the batteries were (lol…men). The sun was just going down as we were leaving and I remembered a place near our house that we both thought would have good sunset views — we headed there and they also happened to have a great hilly parking lot that was perfect for longboarding, so we stayed there until the sun was completely below the horizon.
I wore this casual outfit of stretchy skinny jeans, a simple white v-neck tee, denim jacket, and leather flats that was no-fuss and easy to move around in since longboarding involves a bit of jogging and being athletic. My light cotton scarf provided just the right amount of warmth for the cool breezy air once the sun went down and my MK crossbody allowed me to keep my essentials on me while keeping my hands free.
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