Great day amongst the gloom...
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Well we're still here... just in case you were wondering.
Anyway, amongst the drizzle we did have two bright, dry days at the weekend. Austin has loads of parks in and around the city, and we chose to go to Mt McKinney Falls State park, a little way south of our campsite. www.tpwd.state.tx.us/spdest/findadest/parks/mckinney_falls
Though rather dry and bare, it was a revelation; on land donated in the 70's by the last owner, it provides an oasis for city dwellers.
The sound of water is one of those things that just so captivating. In the summer I imagine that it is packed with people trying to cool of in the 100+ degree heat! Picnic benches abound and BBQ's are everywhere. Evidence of early occupation indicates that Indians lived here about 7000 years ago.
Needless to say it was a great day for taking photos - so we took a few! what a difference the sunshine makes -
Later we drove south down the I-35 to an RV Dealership for some odds and ends and couldn't resist a visit to Cabelas. Last year's bloggies may remember the huge fish tank and all the stuffed animals. You can see those photos in the Feb 4th 07 entry in www.malbetinstates.spaces.live.com
One or two interesting features, the sign in the car park - only in America!