Archive for June, 2012

Everyone’s gotta eat..

June 28, 2012  |  Food  |  1 Comment

From my Sisters house.. to El Alma, ( The kings of the Chili Relleno) to a meal for a coyote most likely… its all here…

Temptations at my sisters

Ceviche at Takoba

mmmm…. The red and the green… my weakness

El Alma Chili Relleno

Rice done right!

Chipolte fudge cake

a Skunk was a meal for someone.. maybe a coyote?

The Cliffs to the Back side

June 27, 2012  |  Outdoors  |  Comments Off on The Cliffs to the Back side

Guadalupe River St. Park winds up with a Hike across some cliffs over the Guadalupe river.. which is known for great Toobing..the cliffs offer some pretty decent views.. then on the back side on the walk back the trail gets a little more remote..I passed fields of yellow flowers that pictures just cannot do justice to…

view from the cliffs

another look

wild flowers

Chief digs the Two track on the back side

a hunters blind in the distance

It was like walking through a sea of these…

GRSP Trails

June 26, 2012  |  Outdoors  |  Comments Off on GRSP Trails

The Trail at Guadalupe river are pretty flat and wide open… well signed and if you hike all the loops and trail you can get about 6-7 miles which is pretty good for central Texas Public lands…

Wide open

Chief Loving the hike

Sombreros in the trail

Prickly Pear right after the bloom

Trail Junction

Guadalupe River St. Park

June 25, 2012  |  Outdoors  |  Comments Off on Guadalupe River St. Park

Chief and I took a little road trip South west of New Braunfels Tx.. To Guadalupe St. Park.. beautiful day and a nice hike…it starts out down an old country lane.. then gets a little more rugged as it parallels a bluff over the Guadalupe river..

Some Typical Hill country Savannah

Chief Takes the lead

Grabbing a little shade on the country road

Cactus and rocks…

Mexican Sombrero

Sombrero

How are the dogs?

June 22, 2012  |  Dogs  |  2 Comments

Doing really well.. Living the life of Reilly!

Say, ahhh…..can you grab me a cold one from the fridge?

Chief likes going for a ride!

Cachina finds her way into the FRONT seat??

Chief Chills in his Thunder shirt

What do you mean get off the couch?

Little Princess

Snakes and Lizards

June 21, 2012  |  Outdoors  |  1 Comment

Here in Texas we do see a lot of Birds.. but mostly snakes and Lizards…

A closer look at the lake

June 20, 2012  |  General  |  1 Comment

Lake Travis, Down about 30 feet from its normal levels… still indicative of the drought we are in. Although this year we have had some rain, and milder temperatures. Last year to date we would have already had 17 100 degree + days.. this year..maybe 1.

Docks much lower than normal

Dry area and ponds

looking like the river more than the lake

Lotsa shore

long view

 

Trail

June 19, 2012  |  Outdoors  |  Comments Off on Trail

I love this part of the trail.. it gets about as far out as it goes.. the Sun is up, and its very warm out..Feels like the high desert..no sound except the shuffling of my feet..or the Cicadas..These were shot at a great spot…

a Favorite spot

Last view before turning the corner

Hill country

The cedars can cool off the trail by almost 20 degrees

Feels so far away

Around the little peak

June 18, 2012  |  Outdoors  |  Comments Off on Around the little peak

Warbler Vista circles a small peak, and all they way around it offers outstanding views of the Texas Hill country..My Pack makes a little appearance here..hehe..

Looking off to the North west

Trail

looking mostly south

Is that my pack?

The Vista’s

June 15, 2012  |  Outdoors  |  Comments Off on The Vista’s

Wabler Vista does indeed have Vista’s… mostly of Lake Travis which is running about 30 feet below normal still. You can also have a great view back into the preserve.

The first view

The trail Stretches out in front of me

Lake Travis

400 mm

looking back into the preserve

zoom shot of Travis