This past weekend, my family and I camped alongside the Yough River. We rode bikes on the bike trail, got in the kayaks and just had a great time the whole weekend.
This evening turned out to be surprisingly uneventful for me so I took advantage of it and tossed a kayak on the roof of my truck, packed a drybag of camera gear and headed out to a local lake for a quick paddle.
The quick trip around the lake was such a relaxing and calming time. There were some fishermen out on various small boats, but the lake was very quiet. Most of the noise was simply the water lapping at the bow and the wind whistling over the water. The cloudy skies hampered any chance of a nice sunset shot, but it all worked out in the end.
After spending 5 nights in Austin, my wife and I are back at home. The city was great and we loved exploring it. Hopefully if we make it back it won’t be raining daily and things won’t be flooded.
Today was our 2nd full day in Austin, Texas, and despite a weather report full of rain and thunderstorms, the day turned out surprisingly well. After a quick stop to get an exterior shot of the Driskill Hotel in the rain, I took another long walk and ended up at Rose Bud Isle park, which ended up having large parts underwater from the flooding. It wasn’t a total wash though, as the dam above the park was cool sight with all of the water being let go.
After some relaxing in the hotel room, my wife and I headed out for dinner and ended up walking around a bit before waiting for the bats to wake up and fly out from the Congress Avenue bridge. There are apparently a million of them living under the bridge and every night they fly out to go hunting.