Can’t believe it’s been one year since last Memorial Day and giving for the honorable men and women graciously deciding to serve and protect the United States of America, many having lost their lives. 🇺🇸
My family and I kicked off Memorial Day quite early than many folks — literally our day started just before 6 am CST.
As we did last year, we made our way down to Auditorium Shores to support our friend and spiritual daughter as she participated, competed, and placed 3rd in the Sprint Course for her age group at the Annual Memorial Day CapTexTri.
A few months ago, our good friend that competed in Austin’s CapTex Triathlon recently competed in the 2017 USAT Aquathlon National Championship, hosted by Pure Austin Fitness at Pure Austin Quarry Lake.
In general, triathlons are a new experience and a whole new world for me to understand.
More so, having a triathlon athlete living with us has opened my and my family’s minds and lives to the importance of healthy living.
It’s not like we didn’t know prior, but actively living life with our “oldest daughter” has brought about a good and positive change in the House of Brown.
Nevertheless, I hadn’t heard of the USAT Aquathlon National Championship, but learned that it’s simply an early morning Splash ’n Dash. 🙂
Weekends often fly by when your having fun, especially this past weekend as I attended a Men’s Retreat.
I kicked off this past weekend by getting on the road and heading to T Bar M Camps & Retreats for my home church’s, Mosaic Church Austin, annual Men’s Retreat.
I managed to escape Austin’s nightmarish traffic to head south to New Braunfels, Texas.
In route, I spotted quite a few domains being advertised across various media that I’ll likely write about in the coming weeks and months.
I meant to make the post a month ago. But as usual, life events took precedence and I simply had to hang on for the ride, snapping pics along the way.
The boys, especially our oldest, have had a summer filled with a number of vacation bible schools (VBS) throughout the greater Austin metroplex.
I’ve lived in Austin for the past 13 years and counting.
I originally lived in Pflugerville, a suburb just north of Austin, for 4-5 years when I first arrived. However, my wife and I (and our growing family) have called Northwest Austin our home base for the last 9 or so years.
Austin has grown quite a bit over this time and still growing. In fact, many hope that folks will stop moving to Austin to curb soaring real estate prices and reduce the economic constraints of congested traffic, to put it lightly.
Nevertheless, it’s been a fun experience watching Austin burst at its seams in exponential growth.
One of the areas of growth is watching and partaking of the many festivals Austin has birthed over the last decade or more.
Austin is always bumping and jumping with a host of events.
And don’t think that it being Memorial Day weekend would lessen the list of events around the great ATX.
Speaking of Memorial Day, I hope you and yours remember those who greatly sacrificed their lives so that we could enjoy the freedom to live in a free land.
I’m grateful for the many family members, friends, co-workers, and neighbors who answered the call to serve their country and fellow man.
We didn’t do much per se, but we did support friends participating in Austin’s CapTex Triathlon held at Auditorium Shores in Downtown Austin across from what was once RunTex.com (now defunct).