Monday, August 30, 2010

Garner State Park

Garner State Park is a beautiful place a little west of San Antonio. We hiked a few miles of it's rugged trails and found some lovely artwork:
It was a nice morning for a walk-everyone started out pretty stinkin' excited. About 10 minutes in, we realized this was not going to be a leasurely stroll. Miss Thing decided this place was NOT for sissies and since she definitely WAS a sissy, it'd be better for her to just go back. We let her rest a minute: It was a perilous climb but we all made it to the top. This was our reward:
At all the good stopping points along the way, I kept seeing cigarette butts. I am a reformed smoker and could not even imagine someone climbing up these hills and thinking it was a good idea to stop for a smoke! That's one hard-core, dedicated smoker! Some smart alec must have found a strange joy in painting happy faces everywhere-it didn't really put a smile on my face. I was too busy trying to breath-smiling wasn't on the agenda:
We climbed and climbed and were treated to being really near to eye-level with some F-16's.

Before we came across the planes, the kids were happy and impressed enough to be 'higher than the buzzards'.

Look closely-it reads GO LEFT, OR DIE! Guess which way we went...RIGHT...and almost died~
Good thing that man I married was a Ranger!
Every night during the summer the park has a dance.
We teased kid #3, telling him that if he wore his Texas A&M shirt he'd definitely get a dance. We weren't there 5 minutes before a sweet little girl asked him to dance!
Can't wait to go back next year!

1 comment:

julia said...

OMG!! I loved this post, yall looked like yall were haveing a blast. I also love the new set up.