Natural Bridge Caverns

Over the Easter weekend (I know… this post is LONG overdue…), Brian and I went to San Antonio to visit his family. Together, we took a day trip out to Natural Bridge Caverns. The area gets its name from the bridge that exits in nature.

I’ve never been to any sort of cavern before, so I was very impressed. The cave trail is .75 miles of underground beauty. Being the weekend, it was very crowded. We were basically shoulder to shoulder with people walking through the tunnels (which made me stopping to take photos every 2 feet very awkward…). I’m definitely looking forward to going back on a weekday when we can really take out time meandering along.

My favorite room in the cave was the Emerald Lake. The water was so clear and the reflections were simply beautiful.

Because this was our first time, we opted for the basic Discovery Tour. Natural Bridge Caverns also offers a Hidden Passages Tour, and Adventure Tour, and an early morning/night time Lantern Tour, where you explore the dark caves by lantern light only. If underground isn’t your thing, there’s a large ropes course outside ending with a zip line.

Brian bought some souvenirs, along with a beautiful necklace for me!

Brushy Creek

It was a little wet, but Brian and I decided to explore Brushy Creek anyway. It’s a beautiful park and lake with 6.75 miles of trails (view the trail map here) in the middle of Cedar Park. It was wonderful to discover a small piece of nature so close to Brian’s house.

We started at the main fishing dock of Brushy Creek Lake.

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After admiring the lake, we continued through the fields and long the trail. The recent rain made the green grass almost florescent! It was beautiful.

Finally, we stumbled upon an old wooden bridge. I was so happy to see something so charming was still in use.

Have you been to Brushy Creek? What’s your favorite part of the trail?

Enchanted Rock

Finally, I have hiked to the top of Enchanted Rock! Brian and I took a day trip out there and it was beautiful. It really sparked our desire for more outdoor adventure! We went to Enchanted Rock for a Stargazing event, so there were a lot of people in the park. I’m looking forward to going back when it’s more secluded. I brushed the dust off my DSLR and shot a few photos with it (and felt a little rusty). As always, I used VSCO to edit.

I used my macro lens for the first time in a while. It’s a little iPhone attachment from Photojojo. Such a powerful little tool – I love it!

Then, to kill some time, we took a bunch of photos of ourselves! We aren’t really selfie people, or one of those couples who document their every move, so it was really nice to actually have some photos of us together.

As the sun began to set, we made sure we were at the top to catch sundown yoga and take some sunset photos.

Overall, it was a wonderful day 🙂 We cannot wait to hike more trails and explore more outdoorsy things. What’s your favorite place to hike around Austin/San Antonio?

Around Town in ATX

Sometimes I get so excited about going new places, I forget to take photos! Certainly not enough to make a whole blog post. So here’s a random collection of Austin images, with photos from the Salt Lick, Maiko Sushi, Magnolia Cafe, Berry Austin, the downtown skyline, Austin City Lemons, and views from driving around Lakeway.