Saturday, September 13, 2008

Finally in Austin....

And so, third time's the charm - I was finally able to head to Austin and arrived 8 days late after having to rebooked my biz trip for two times (thanks to the admin who aided myself in this long process)... The new AMD HQ Campus in Austin was huge and was very impressive. Reuniting with my Austin counterparts went smooth as everyone was friendly; although some of the folks I met last year were not working there anymore. The week went by quickly as there were no downtime and I was swamped right from the beginning. Due to repeated bombardments of the hurricane brothers Gustav and Ike on the eastern coasts, I had to scratch plans of visiting the windy city (Dallas) this weekend, pity that it was the only remaining close-by city that I hadn't visited yet :( And so, my coworker and I drove out west to Frederickburg; the sleepy German influenced town did not change much compared to my visit from last year and there were much activities along the main city block as musicians were out playing their instruments. The most interesting was a cool laidback Texan enjoying the nice weather and just playing his music without even noticing passerbys... It's also interesting that along the city, most of the folk were holding onto a bottle of beer in broad daylight (it's illegal to carry beer outside the house in Canada), so it was quite new to myself.
Anyways, it was quite relaxing day today having a short roadtrip, and taking lots of pictures using some new techniques my colleague showed me last Friday.... Well, it's all good so far and hopefully my trip to Austin will continue to be a good one next week as well :)

2 comments:

AJEYA RAO said...

I did not know that it is illegal to carry alcohol outside home...in Cannada. Interesting. Nice pics.

Edmund Lee said...

Thanks Ajeya...
Yeah, and I guess the law here is pretty lax on drinking too... everyone is like sipping a beer after work before driving home... :)