Monday, February 15, 2010

Deckfest O-course photo

Top three finishers from the long course at the Deckfest orienteering event (complete with a scratched-up elbow):

Too cool! Thanks Robyn!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Ramp build

Yesterday the Beard/Fiebig family joined in a ramp project and spent a fun morning assembling a wheelchair ramp.

Some images:

A nice family project on a sunny morning!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

State park tour

I spent three fun days exploring some state parks we haven't seen before:

* Government Canyon - worth a day trip to San Antonio (Fri to Mon only), tons of excellent trails, it would take a couple days to cover them all
* Garner - Very pretty, neat trails up into the hills, gorgeous river for summertime fun
* Lost Maples - Beautiful even without the fall color, a wonderful loop trail combining the west/east loops, definitely need to go back later in the year

Some photos, mostly of Garner:

(I made a mistake in not changing my camera batteries at Lost Maples and missed some additional views there)

Monday, February 1, 2010

Cathedral of Junk

Last Saturday was a day of trash, home-style cooking, and the opera. Quite the combo. I didn't take pictures of the last two items (dinner at Threadgill's and the opera "L'Etoile" at the Long Center), but I did capture a bunch of images at the Cathedral of Junk. This is a place in South Austin that I just learned about recently - worth a stop to walk around, climb up in, and gawk!

Come on in...

An Earthship bottle wall:

Kip agreed that it's very Myst-like:

My favorite:

Yay for the Cathedral of Junk!