Hiking in Barton Creek

First time in Barton Green Belt. It was busy but a great day.

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Trip to Port Aransas

Took a trip this past week to Port Aransas with my wife and her dad for his birthday. The drive takes about about 3 and a half hours, but is totally worth it. The water and beach was absolutely perfect. There were no jellyfish or tar, the temperature was around 90 degrees and the water actually felt cold at times with waves that were awesome.

Didn’t get a whole bunch of pictures, seems like that always happens when you are enjoying yourself. But thought I would share some of the pics we took. One picture I wish I took was of where we stayed. We stayed at the Laughing Horse Lodge, have to say it was one of the best experiences I have had hotel wise downthere. It was my first time to stay there, but the owners are very accommodating to all your beach needs. The cottages have grills and kitchens, located just a few blocks from the beach you can make trips back and forth for when you need refills very quickly. The lodge also has chairs and boogie boards¬† you can use so you don’t have to pack as much. Plus it’s dog friendly! Read more of this post

Congress Bridge Bats

Went downtown the other night to see the bats. If there is one good thing about this heatwave is it makes the bats come out earlier than usual. We got down there around 8:15pm and they were out by 8:20pm.¬† I tried last year a number of times and they didn’t come out till after dark. More pictures after the break. Read more of this post

Taylor, TX

Yesterday I had the pleasure of making the short drive to Taylor, TX.

My wife and I decided to make the drive there because I had remembered driving through at night and that they had a nice old downtown. When we started to drive into town I wasn’t sure if I had remembered correctly, but then when we hit downtown I knew I was right.

We started to drive north on main and just north of downtown this house caught our eye .

So then we started exploring and it was incredible how many old Craftsman and Victorian homes were in this town. If you drive just west of main street you’ll find homes built anywhere from 1860 to 1940. Many of them have been restored but you can find some that you could restore yourself for a great price.

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Coxville Zoo Part 1

From 1939 to 1970 Austin’s Zoo was the Coxville Zoo. Below is the old gate that use to lead into it. The old zoo as well as the cabins, or whats left of them, is located in what is now Walnut Creek Park. Walnut Creek Park trails are mainly used for mountain biking, so watch out if you are on foot, be polite and move out of their way.

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