I took a new route this year to Eeyore’s Birthday Party in Pease Park. I parked about two miles away and hiked in along the Shoal Creek Greenbelt. It was a nice walk and there were some fun sights to see along the way.
The Illectric River Festival was also filled with graffiti artists at work. I love it when festivals do this sort of thing. Throughout the day and night, you get to watch these artists bring their creations to life.
Wow. Hope Outdoor Gallery was a super popular place to visit on this first day of the new year. Everyone was enjoying the sunny day and taking some photos of the artwork, along with the obligatory selfies. 🙂
Fort San Jacinto Historic Site is a ruin of a defensive position located overlooking the Ship Channel. To get there, just take Seawall Blvd all the way to the end where you will find a parking lot with great views of the shipping lanes. There is an old gun emplacement right there in the parking area that you can climb on. For the brave, you can head down to the shore and scramble across the rocks for a long ways in the Galveston sunshine. Eventually, you will run across the ruins. I was hoping for cool graffiti, but found a lot of scary stuff instead. There were a few pieces I liked, but this is probably not a nice picnic spot despite the awesome views from on top of the old fort.
After being amazed by the story of the Monk Parakeets, I struck out on a walk around The Triangle. I was pleasantly surprised to find that things were in bloom.
Photos (probably too many) from a walk around downtown Sweetwater, Texas. I hope you enjoy them. If you haven’t been to Texas before, this will give you an idea of what a small town here looks like.
There is a magical little town on the scenic High Road to Taos called Truchas. It has one of the best views in the area – one so beautiful that it is near impossible to capture with a camera. If you go straight where Highway 76 bends towards Taos, you will make your way along a narrow paved road filled with small homes and farms. If you turn at the bend, you will find a wall of graffiti to include a spaceship and other painted arts.
I never get tired of climbing all over the Hope Outdoor Gallery and taking photos.
The City of Hutto has a historic Cotton Gin. The city is located along Highway 79, just East of Round Rock and right along the railroad tracks. Beginning back in the late 1930s, farmers would come to Hutto and deliver their cotton crops. Today, on this overcast and cloudy evening, the biggest silo was a backdrop for the Sunset Music Series and a great band called Lost & Nameless. What a great idea!