Although I live in the heart of a big city, I like to live quietly, but I’m not used to country quiet. The kind of quiet where your neighbor is at least two acres away. The kind of quiet where you take out your earphones to listen to the sounds of trees rustling and water flowing over rocks. It’s mesmerizing. Life is slower out here and I quite like it.

Martindale is on the outskirts of Austin, TX. It’s also not too far from San Antonio so it’s a nice middle ground for visiting both big cities.

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