I’ve never been to the USA! And my first trip leads me to Austin Texas.
It wasn’t really on my bucket list, but as it happened, I got a promotion at work and joined the exclusive team of SolarWinds Head Geeks.
So they invited me over, round about a month after my trip to Geneva.
I wasn’t ready for this!
I never traveled in a significantly different time zone, so the jetlag got me.
On top of that, I went from Ireland to Texas, which tripled the temperature.
I stayed in the corporate apartments just across the road from the SolarWinds headquarters. Walking distance maybe 90 seconds.
But it was so hot; I lost all my moisturizer upon arrival!
Well, this is what the office looks like:
The studio from a new angle:
Here I am, joining my new colleagues:
Another thing I wasn’t prepared for was the food.
I tried my usual heavily Italian-influenced dishes in restaurants, but to be honest, I couldn’t find proper stuff.
My bad, why not eat like the locals?
Mission “burger in new city” accomplished:
More local food:
I wasn’t sure what I am eating. Upon further inspection, it was fried and battered Mac’n’Cheese – wth!
But it was tasty, that’s the essential part.
I also had great Tex-Mex with the guys and went to Austin downtown each evening with other folks I met at random conferences in Europe in the past years.
It was nice, seeing them all together finally!
I guess I will be back. And I think I will spend more money in the Roundrock Outlet Mall.
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