It's hard to meet people and make friends in a new city. You have to step out of your comfort zone, try new things, and laugh. I met these good people while attending a running club near Austin's ladybird lake. The club meets at a local bar near Barton Springs every Wednesday after work around 6:30p.
While relaxing after one of the runs and sipping beer, I was invited to join in celebrating a friend's birthday at Austin Paintball. We met fairly early and participated in a few games after heading to lunch at a nearby brewery. The afternoon ended with Good food, friends, and fun.