Wednesday, March 24, 2010

St. Edwards "Park"

This morning Toby decided at the last minute that we might want to do an outdoor activity today. The weather was suppose to be at it's best today and we like to save our errands for icky days.

Since I am the choreographer of all our activities it left me feeling a bit spontanious...which I'm not too good at.

While I got ready I handed Toby my handy dandy Austin Parks Maps and Guide and asked him to pick a park with trails out. This may sound like an easy task but with hundreds of parks to choose from it can be a little overwhelming.

By the time we were headed out the door he had made a choice. The area we were to be exploring was unchartered territory for us, but we did know the vicinity of where we were going.

The area was beautiful and hilly dotted with homes that only a person with a six figure income or lottery winnings could live. Unfortunately, someone (me) had walked out of the house without the handy dandy park guide that gave us the exact location of our destination.

Luckily, we didn't have too much trouble finding one of the spots we needed to be. We parked our car and got out to explore.

The spot we found was called St. Edward's Park but we never did see an actual "park".

We got a late start and I really would have loved to spend more time exploring the area.

There was one real oddity about the place we noticed...the rocks were "bleeding" water. There was water dripping from all the rocks on the cliffs and we couldn't figure out where it was coming from. We finally discovered the water was seeping out of the rocks. It was a definite cool factor in our exploration....and a good science lesson. :-)

Here are just a few pics of the "park"...

Toby was the only one to brave the icey spring was cold!!

Cool place, cool day, cool people....gotta love life!

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