I have to say that Austin is my favorite city in Texas. It's much more eco-friendly and liberal than other cities in Texas. And it really is just gorgeous there. There are rolling hills and beautiful trees that linger on the landscape and flowing waters that beg you to dip your toes in their sapphire hue. There are lots of parks, so outdoor recreational activities are boundless.
This weekend we went to visit the Austin Zoo and it's pretty small compared to other zoos I have been too, but I love that it's a safe haven for animals. Most of the animals there have been neglected, abandoned, abused, or rescued. It's heartbreaking to see some of these animals and how cruel some humans actually are. But, at least, there's this place where these animals can find a bit of sanctuary.