before we have a newborn babe on our hands, the husband and i are trying to do and see as much outdoorsy austin as my pregnant body will allow. we have been keeping busy exploring as much as i the have energy to do.
we made our way to hamilton pool for a morning of swimming and floating but were only able to hike the area due to unsafe waters...
since hamilton was a bust, we headed down river to reimer's ranch for a day of wading, rock skipping, and lunch on the beach of the pedernales river. what a beautiful spot. we had pure privacy for about an hour then were crowded (haha) when a couple and their dog showed up nearby. we only saw one other family the entire time we hung around-much different from new york beaches!
for independence day we hung around the rocky shore of lake travis with some friends. in the evening we watched fireworks from a restaurant rooftop near auditorium shores. next year i will plan things out better and pack a dinner to eat on the lawn-that is the 4th of july to me.
despite not 'doing it right' it was refreshing to be in a town small enough to enjoy the festivities without fighting thick crowds.
we have also spent several afternoons cooling off in the ultra convenient and gorgeous, brisk waters of barton springs.
rob and i have dubbed life in austin 'the good life' and that 'life is a vacation' because, well, it sort of is!