Looks like I got my housing situation figured out as well: found a place for the rest of July (unless the house or neighborhood turn out to be a total dump) about one and half miles East of the POD up near Chestnut. Which is perfect since my current transportation options include walking and/or taking the bus.
I'm flying in tonight at eleven, so it doesn't look like I'll be able to drop by the POD until tomorrow. I look forward to meeting you guys tomorrow and I'm eager to get my learning on at the POD.
As for extracurricular activities, I've been told to get some queso from the Kerbey Lane Cafe, ride a tube down the Guad, and of course check out Stubb's... anything else I should plan on doing in my first weeks in town?