Thursday, March 7, 2013

Shutterbugs' Hikes & Camp

We decided to camp overnight at McKinney Falls State Park yesterday. We arrived there around four o'clock in the afternoon after buying groceries and when my appointment on that day was done. Upon arriving on our site, we decided to hike first, explore the area some more and take photos, of course. As shutterbugs, we didn't want to miss any photo-ops.

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Maybe veer off the trail for a little bit? Hmmm, considering. Just kidding. :)


Stop by to check out some early wildflower blooms along the trail.


Approaching twilight, we headed back to the camping grounds so we can still have some light left to set up our tent.


Finally, finished setting up our tent and hubby is building a campfire.

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Campfire made. Time to relax and prepare dinner. Dinner was grilled hotdogs in a bun. We did forget mayo and cheese but it was still yummy.


Getting sleepy after dinner. Got a little excitement and a raccoon came by to check our table. We had to put away all our stuff to prevent curiosity by the night prowlers.



This is around six in the morning. Took his photo before waking him up for a morning walk.


Beautiful morning with sun starting to rise. Saw some deer during our walk to the lower falls area.


We walked for about an hour and returned to camp for coffee and breakfast.

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We had a lot of fun and looking forward to the next one. Hopefully it won't be as chilly as last night. Thank goodness we bought new, thicker sleeping pads and that helped to ward off the chill.


Sunday, March 3, 2013

Kite Festival


It was our first time here in Austin on this day, a year ago. We drove about six hours from Odessa to meet up with best friends from McAllen. Before going home, we decided to explore the city and searched the web for activities. That's how we learned about the Kite Festival. It was easier to go there by shuttle since it's hard to find parking spaces due to the large crowds attending the festival.


We took the shuttle at Berger stadium and the line was long. Though we waited for an hour for our turn, we didn't give up since we were really looking forward to go there. One of our motivation was thinking about the delicious lunch that we're going to have when we got there. But I do remember that we didn't wait long for the bus last year because we were there earlier then. :)


Yeah! It's finally our turn to board!


The ride was fast since we had an expert driver.


We finally arrived! It was worth the wait. After taking a few photos, we headed straight to the food vendors area. I had Chan's chicken on a stick with fried rice while hubby had Verts' doner. Yum!

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Our view during lunch.



Met up and chatted with friends for a bit before heading home.


The photo below was from a year ago and looking back, we're so glad and thankful that we decided to move here in Austin.


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Thursday, September 13, 2012

New Website

It's been awhile since I've posted here since we moved to Austin. Getting our life in order with the new place and meeting new folks. To all those who happen to visit here, I have a new website specifically focused on my other hobby ~ photography. I'm learning lots of wonderful and exciting things in this field. So, if you're interested, come by anytime at Have an awesome day!