Friday, August 14, 2009

Thursday August 14, 2009

I finally got some much desired hiking in today. Actually, it was a little more hiking than what I was looking for considering the shoes I was wearing. Flip flops and 4 mile hikes through rocky terrain don't really mesh well.

For the most part I really enjoyed our hike though. I'm always impressed with Summer's ability to keep up with us on our long hikes. She is a very physically strong girl...just like big brother, she hangs with the best of 'em. In actuality, I was the one that was lagging behind at the end of the hike.

Our trail was the Barton Creek Greenbelt. This is the first time we had ever been on this trail. We had heard it's one of the best in Austin and I have to agree. It was absolutely BEAUTIFUL. I'm sure it would have been even better if there had been water in the creek and water flowing down the falls. Maybe by next year the drought will have subsided and we can enjoy some of our beautiful creeks again.

As it sometimes goes, the pics do not even come close to capturing the beauty and serenity of the trails. As you can tell someone has took the time out to decorate the 360 bridge that crosses the trails at one point.

I hope you enjoy my pics as much as I enjoyed my hike with my family through Mother Nature's path.


  1. Where are your hiking shoes? I'm very impressed that all your toes aren't stubbed!

    I'm glad you are having fun with Lucas!


  2. A great way to make memories - family, nature, exercise, quiet. Lovely pictures - thanks for sharing.

  3. Flip-flops.....ouch! I hope the end of your day included a nice foot rub!

  4. Wow! The hike looks great...minus the flip flops, that is!