Nature

A great weekend.

A “cold front” moved into Central Texas this weekend — it was “only” in the 90’s — so I got to do a bunch of outside stuff.

Saturday I went for a great bike ride, gave my bike a good cleaning, and worked in the garden. Then Scott and I went rock hounding. Fun.

Sunday I went hiking with friends at Bastrop State Park — from left to right, that’s Coby, Jason and Scott. The park is about 30 miles southeast of Austin. It is an isolated population of pine trees — locally referred to as the “lost pines”. This was the first time I’ve been able to wear my hiking boots since I tore a ligament in my ankle. I was so happy! Plus we had nice sandy trails and pine trees for shade — aaaahhh. The pine trees smelled so good, too. 
After Bastrop State Park we did a few quick hikes at Monument Hill to see the prairie areas.

Not sure how many miles we did, but I’m guessing it was around 6 — we are kinda slow at times because we stop to look at plants, flowers, birds, rocks, and butterflies, dragonflies — well you get the idea.

And here’s something funny — you know you’re a Texan when 98 doesn’t feel that hot — that’s what the thermometers read on the way home! Ha ha.

Best of all is that my ankle only swelled up a little bit last night and it was back to normal this morning. Yay!

I didn’t have time for stamping this weekend, but it’s supposed to be back in the 100’s this week — so stay tuned.

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