Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Georgetown Getaway

We went down south to the hill country area of Georgetown this past weekend. It was so pretty and the weather was amazingly nice. Below are a few photos of what we saw and did. Our son and DIL still own a home there and we have been going down now and then to check on it and help out while they are living in the UK for a bit. For those that aren't aware, it'd be just a short jog down further I-35 to Austin, which is the capital of Texas. Anyhow, here's some photos...and if you want a better view, click on the photo and it will reopen in a larger size.

A view of Lake Georgetown with the limestone shores and a few folks fishin'.

This is part of the shoreline and an scraggly old tree with roots growing inside the limestone.

Old farm equipment used as landscaping ornaments at a law firm.

A rusty old water spout going into a feed trough used as landscaping.

Buzzards up in the trees in the sanctuary of the hiking/biking trails alongside the San Gabriel River, which sorta creeped me out.

Me in a drain pipe by the dam of Georgetown Lake.

Deer approaching the front lawn hoping for some corn to eat. They are literally everywhere in this neighborhood! Free roaming deer, so ya gotta watch out when you drive down the roads.

DH standing on a twisted tree stump on the lake edge.

The Georgetown Water Tower

An armadillo we were able to snap a photo of along the hiking/biking trail before it scurried away. Usually we see these odd creatures dead on the side of the road instead. Look at that long pink nose!

My DH in the woods beside the San Gabriel River.

That's me with the sun in my eyes.

DH across the spillway near the bridge that leads into the neighborhood.

The hiking and biking trails near the home that we had a lot of fun walking and riding bikes on.

UHOH!....now this wasn't part of the getaway. It is my 17 year old son's pinky finger post-op about a month after amputation revision surgery. He had another accident. Please advise your children to be very careful lifting weights. This happened at school and long story short, his finger got in the way of a dumbbell and was chopped off at the end. OUCH OUCH OUCH! He is much better, but geez did it look a lot worse when it first happened. (Sorry if this photo offends anyone.)


Countryfolk Keepsakes said...

Hi Greenie! These photos are wonderful! Well... Maybe not that last one! :> ) Yikes! Geez, the poor kid. But thankfully it wasn't the whole pinky.
I can't believe I'm going to say this but after seein' your pic, I love armadillos! Look how cute that lil' bugger is! Thanks for sharin'.
Take care,

Plain-n-Simple! said...

Awwww! Greenie its so good to see you up and runnin;!!!!!!!!
Many Hugs,

primsista said...

Hello here:)
I am so glad to see you back!
I love you pictures, I feel so bad for your son's pinky, I hope it will get better as soon as possible.
Hope you are doing OK and love to hear from you again and again, I will check your blog often:)

Blondie ~ Vintage Primitives said...

well, better late than never! I certainly enjoyed the pics! And eww, your poor son. I have a broken finger these days from a log smashing into it. I had visions of losing it, it hurt so bad when it happened. Hope by now that he is OKAY with it all.
Missing you, kiddo. Loving you much more.

Blondie ~ Vintage Primitives said...

PS - love your new blog deco. Perfect!