Showing posts from March, 2019

McKinney Falls State Park Austin, Texas

The first day of Spring found us in McKinney Falls State Park , located in Austin, Texas.  We landed here, following the recommendations of a couple, who's blog we follow. Bluebonnets Our campsite is nestled in a Texas hill country hardwood forrest, in the middle of the Bluebonnet bloom. While located just a half hour outside of downtown Austin, we feel like we are camping in a secluded area. A short drive allows us to put the kayaks on the Colorado (not the REAL Colorado River) River and  Lady Bird Johnson Lake.  We did a sunset paddle up stream to the Congress Street Bridge to watch the fleet of Bats leave to feed.  Seeing it all from the water makes for a unique experience. Austin from the River Turtle Log Egrets and Herron Stevie Ray Inside the Park, there is ample opportunity to ride a bike or hike on several hike/bike t

Mardi Gras 2019

Because it is difficult to describe in words! Lundi Gras - Krewe of Red Beans Parade Marigny Frenchman Street Red Bean King Mardi Gras - Krewe of Rex Ready for some throws!! No Doubt! King Rex! Some times ya just wait! Drum Off! I love this!  He borrowed a trumpet from the band and just began to play. Elmo manning the grill! I want those pants!! Mardi Gras Cousins!! It was a theme! Laissez les bon temps rouler!