It’s no secret that people like to bitch about their jobs. Sure, sitting on the beach drinking frozen margaritas all day is fantastic, but I think the point of life is to get stuff done and be happy. Jobs are jobs and taxes are taxes, which is to say, there are some things that you can’t escape from. So what do you do? You find a company and a group of people that bring a positive and unique attitude to whatever they’re doing; be it sales, customer service, or even something as “boring” as the freight industry. This is a huge part of our culture at FreightPros. We want to get stuff done and be happy. Work hard, play hard, etc. Recently, we took a team excursion to celebrate some of that hard work, because life isn’t all about freight. Check out our Facebook page for more wine & BBQ pics First stop was The Austin Winery, and I can’t overstate how cool this place is. If you haven’t been, do yourself a favor and head out to East Austin to experience something unique and fresh (and you don’t have to drive all the way to Fredericksburg). In true Austin fashion, The Austin Winery was started a few years back by a couple twenty-somethings, and that is not a typo. Twenty-something. And I’m not talking about Franzia or Boone’s Farm here. These guys are serious wine aficionados, committed to exploring and educating Central Texas folk about the finer things in life. They really know their stuff. First, they set up a tasting for our team, rolling out a half-dozen or so reds and whites, and dutifully explaining their origins, sights, smells, and tastes. As a beginner to the wine game, I can offer only a one word synopsis of the tasting: Brilliant. Very insightful, huh? But, in all seriousness, these are wines that are perfect for any time, season, or palate. You can be an expert or a novice, and the team at The Austin Winery will make you feel at home and a little bit smarter about your wine. After the tasting they gave us a tour of the facility, pulling down the curtain and offering a level of visibility that is both unique and familiar to us FreightPros. I said it once and I’ll say it again: GO SEE THESE GUYS! You won’t regret it. Does Austin secretly kind of suck…? After loosening things up a bit at the winery, we were on the road again like Kerouac. Major props to Mikey, our driver, for once again driving us around in the LimoBus. Next stop was Lockhart,TX for some BBQ at Smitty’s Market. Austin is no slouch when it comes to BBQ, but we’ve been hearing good things about Lockhart for years, and Smitty’s did not disappoint. “Come one,come all,” was the notion of the day, so we tried a bit of everything, and all of it sans silverware. It was delicious. Words don’t do it justice. Overall, this excursion was about cooling off and having a good time with our co-workers and friends. The freight industry is a stress-filled one, and sometimes it’s best to take a step back, have a bit of wine, and eat some damn good Texas BBQ. Who can argue with that?
Logan is a Content Marketing Associate at FreightPros in charge of social media and content creation. He has a writing degree from the University of Oklahoma, but lives life on the edge and resides in Longhorn country. He loves Murakami books, Tarantino movies, and Vonnegut books. Lots of books. One day he will own a dog, but first he'll have to get a yard.
See how much time and money you'll save by having our pros help manage your freight.