Around Austin: Lady Bird Lake Boardwalk (AND THE VIEW FROM ABOVE!!!)


Whew, what a weekend!

First of all, I can’t give enough thanks for those of you who showed up to Over the Edge this weekend to cheer me on. Also a huge thanks to those of you who cheered me on from afar and over the internets.

It means more to me than you could ever know.

Taking a part in “Over the Edge: Austin” was an experience that I will definitely never forget, and I feel so lucky to have been a part of it this year.

I’m not going to lie, I was terrified. After the initial “going over the edge” I thought I would calm down… and I did… but I was still scared. At one point I dropped my name tag and I started panicking that a piece of paper might hurt if it hit someone from that high above.

Still, it was exhilarating. A high (literally) that can only be achieved from adrenaline and a rush from the beauty of the view of our beautiful city.

We’ll have video up on the KLBJ FM site later this week, as well as a bunch more pictures!

Again- THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU for your support and donations. I know Make a Wish thanks you too!

OVER THE EDGE COLLAGE

 

Other than that, my weekend was great. I went to a movie, ate my weight in chips and salsa, and grilled up some delicious steak.

Sunday morning Matt and I took the dogs to go and check out the new boardwalk on Lady Bird Lake, which will more than likely be the site of our nightly walk when we move.

Oh yeah, by the way-we finally decided on a place to live! It’s not perfect, and it doesn’t have everything we wanted (no backyard, no bathtub, only one bathroom) but it is very close to the lake, which we frequent often anyway.

Our visit did get me a little more excited about our new location. The new boardwalk is great! It was a little crowded, but it was fun to see families out together celebrating Father’s Day.

The boardwalk begins along the river on the east side of IH35, and connects to the trail on the other side of 35 near Lamar. It really offers a great view of the river and of the city. It  We also got to see a whole family of ninja turtles together on a log. It was an extremely hot morning, but the breeze from the water offers a bit of relief along the boardwalk.

My only complaint is that they need more water fountains. Also maybe a bike lane.

Overall though- 2 thumbs up. I will be back-probably daily.

Speaking of Fathers, I didn’t take the time to publicly proclaim my love for my father yesterday.

Seriously though, I know everyone says they have the best dad in the world, but I really do. Not only that, but he is truly the type of person who I strive to be. He’s caring, generous, non-judgmental, honest and hilarious.

I have spilled my heart to my dad on numerous occasions and he would never hesitate to do anything within his power to help the situation. He loves dogs, is a great gardener, and gave me his love of hiking and the outdoors.

Dad, thank you for being my rock, my best friend, and the best father a girl could ask for.

daddy

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