Archive for August, 2013

Fun Bikes

August 15, 2013  |  General  |  1 Comment

We took Chris’s first bike ride downtown during the take back the streets festival. The city blocks off 6th street to pedestrians and bikes and any other form of travel other than a car.. its s fun festival leading to mini corn dogs and tired real dogs!

The Bat Bike

The Bat Bike

 

 

 

Monarch Butterfly bike

Monarch Butterfly bike

 

 

Bullet race car bike

Bullet race car bike

 

 

Taiwanese cultural dancing.

Taiwanese cultural dancing.

 

 

mmmm...Mini Corn Dogs

mmmm…Mini Corn Dogs.. Wait.. WHAT????

 

 

and Tired Real Dogs

and Tired Real Dogs

Crossing to the Bolivar Peninsula

August 14, 2013  |  Outdoors  |  1 Comment

We took the ferry across from Galveston to the Bolivar Peninsula.. The longest Ferry ride I have every been on.. Super fun!

Pilons in the pier

Pilons in the pier

 

 

Open water

Leaving the islandĀ 

 

 

looking back

looking back

 

 

Crossing with the other Ferry

Crossing with the other Ferry

 

 

The Crew aboard the SS birdmobile

The Crew aboard the SS birdmobile

 

 

its a ways !

its a ways !

 

 

On the Bolivar it gets wild and we are greeted by large reptiles

On the Bolivar it gets wild and we are greeted by large reptiles

The Gulf Of Mexico

August 13, 2013  |  Outdoors  |  Comments Off on The Gulf Of Mexico

Where the Mighty Mississippi winds up.. but here, we are on Galveston island just before sunset..

 

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A few more

August 12, 2013  |  Outdoors  |  Comments Off on A few more

Wild flowers… The Mueller Area was doing great on this fine misty morning.

Prickly Pear cactus

Prickly Pear cactus

 

 

a wonderful field

a wonderful field

 

 

Fire Wheel

Fire Wheel

 

 

Sombrero

Sombrero

 

 

Fire wheel

Fire wheel

WildFlowers

August 7, 2013  |  Outdoors  |  Comments Off on WildFlowers

We did see a few wild flowers even with the drought.. on this cooler morning Jen and I worked a Campfire walk and outdoor event at Mueller park here in Austin..

Honey suckle

Honeysuckle?

 

 

queens annes lace?

queens annes lace?

 

 

Primrose

Primrose

 

 

Brown Eyed susans?

Brown Eyed susans?

 

 

Verbena

Verbena

 

 

Giant Spider and Friend!

Giant Spider and Friend!

Spicewood Creek

August 6, 2013  |  Outdoors  |  Comments Off on Spicewood Creek

On the NW side of Austin lies Spicewood Creek, a wonderful and tranquil spot set aside before the urban sprawl caught up to it..

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Rush!

August 5, 2013  |  Music  |  1 Comment

These are for Ray, sorry it took so long.. but here are the long lost Rush Photos from when Jen and I saw them for our second time at the Erwin center here in Austin. This was actually back in April.

Great show!

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St. Ed’s

August 2, 2013  |  Outdoors  |  Comments Off on St. Ed’s

Back In Austin we toured a local park not to far from the house.. St. Ed’s is great for Birding and Hiking.. it also has some MTB trails with a significant climb which folks like to do.. Nice Place!

the little Valley cliffs out

the little Valley cliffs out

 

 

Small Dam

Small Dam

 

 

Forms a small Grotto

Forms a small Grotto

 

 

Cliffs lining the creek

Cliffs lining the creek

 

 

cool and clear waters

cool and clear waters

 

 

the natural bridge to Forest ridge

the natural bridge to Forest ridge

 

 

Clear waters

Clear waters

 

 

Patches from our Journeys

Patches from our Journeys

Friends!

August 1, 2013  |  Friends  |  1 Comment

Everyone came to Visit Austin from Sacramento and surrounding areas! Great to see everyone and we went to a wonderful team lunch at the famousĀ  Salt lick BBQ in Driftwood TX!

All YOU CAN EAT!

All YOU CAN EAT!

 

 

Mike looks on As Billy does another plate!

Mike looks on As Billy does another plate!

 

 

Boom!

Boom!

 

 

Whoo HOO!

Whoo HOO!

 

 

The Pit Smoker at the Salt Lick

The Pit Smoker at the Salt Lick

 

 

Seriously full!

Seriously full!

 

 

The whole Crew!

The whole Crew!

 

 

Me , Mike B, Lisa C, And Sumi

Me , Mike B, Lisa C, And Sumi

 

 

Mike G, Todd, Billy, Stacy, Cinda, Tonia!

Mike G, Todd, Billy, Stacy, Cinda, Tonia!