For my long-time readers (hi Mom!) you may have noticed that it’s been a while since I last blogged. There are numerous reasons for this, starting with the economy, life changes, and all the other usual suspects. The good news however is I’m back! Sort of. Actually, I’m in a new location and am real excited about this.
I’ve recently moved from the Los Angeles area to central Texas, and am currently residing in a very nice community called New Braunfels. New Braunfels is situated between the cities of Austin and San Antonio and is a very nice place. Included in the beauty that is the Texas hill country, which New Braunfels enjoys, is the Guadalupe River, renowned in these parts for tubing, or toobing.
What’s tubing? Well, it’s sitting in a big tube (typically used vehicle tubes) and floating down river for a few miles while enjoying the amazing beauty of the river and gorge. I had no idea Guadalupe river tubing was such a major tourist attraction in this area, but it absolutely is, along with one of the largest waterparks in the United States, the Schlitterbahn.
As fun as these attractions are however, I’m still enamored with all things user experience, and thus am stubbornly refusing to consider taking up a career as a tubing guide, floating down the river with a bunch of tourist tubers, pointing out the sites to them (“What kind of tree is that? Well, it’s a big one.”) and passing beers nutritional fortitude liquids to the thirsty, hard working tubers (tuberatzie?). Although now that I think about it, doesn’t that sound like a pretty good job?
So if you’re reading this and happen to live anywhere in the area, including San Antonio, Austin and other locales nearby please feel free to drop me a note. I’d love to connect with you! And I would enjoy the opportunity to learn more about all the tubing UX happenings out in this part of the world!