Sunday, January 13, 2008

Just A Few More Days!

The last couple of days have been the usual of watching T.V, playing video games, and surfing the net. I know that probably sounds like a vacation to most folks, and at first it was pretty cool. But it's way past being cool now, the vacation has been over as far as I'm concerned. For the past couple of weeks it's been just plain monotonous!

Yesterday Summer and I did venture out for a walk. We started out just walking around the complex. After Summer's urgings, we decided to walk farther. It is really true that Austin is a very walkable city. We discovered that there are actually sidewalks along the whole "beltline", which made walking along busy streets very easy. If I had realized this a month ago, we would have had a few more breaks in our day. Figures I would discover this a week before we move out of here.

Toby was off today so we had a field trip to the Lady Bird Wildflower Center. I'm sure in the spring it is a beautiful place, but even though it was a cool place, there were no wildflowers blooming. Luckily there was no admission in Jan. due to the place looking "dead". It still entertained us for a couple of hours.

I thought it was funny. There were some hiking trails there and right before one of the trails there was a warning sign. It told of the bobcats and mountain lions that have been spotted out there. Here were the rules if they were spotted:

1. Don't crouch down or runaway.
2. Throw rocks at them, wave your arms at them, or be loud.
3. If being attacked, fight back.

Needless to say, this deterred us from walking that particular trail. We took the alternate trail, but we (mainly Summmer and Toby) were still on the lookout for large mammals.

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