By Whitney Hicks
Austin is not only the capitol of Texas, it is said to be the “Live Music Capitol of the World.” This title holds true today as Austin has more than 200 live music venues stretching across the city with more than 1,900 bands and artists living in the area. However, Austin is not only known for its taste in music, it is known as a city of creativity and uniqueness. Austin celebrates this creativity and prides itself on being a city populated by artists, musicians, entrepreneurs and intellectual thinkers.
Montana is the fourth largest state in the United States. It’s so large in fact; it has two nicknames, “The Treasure State” and “Big Sky Country.” Interestingly enough, Montana’s population is quite the opposite of “Big.” Its population is scarce compared to the rest of the country. However, it holds a rich history and stunning natural beauty which has stood through the test of time. Montana is home to two major National Parks: Glacier and the famous, Yellowstone. Remember the famous Lewis and Clark explorers? Their expedition crossed Montana twice, in 1805 and then again in 1806.
In 2005, Rory and his wife Mary were fortunate enough to move to one of the most beautiful areas of the country, Amelia Island, which can only be described as “Paradise!” Located off the Northeast coast of Florida, Amelia Island is part of the Sea Islands which are a chain of tidal and barrier islands on the Atlantic coast of the United States.