Sunday, February 3, 2013

Trip to Enchanted Rock

On Thursday, January 31, I submitted my 23 page AP Biology syllabus to the College Board for their course audit. The 31st was the deadline, and I had pushed it to (almost) the very last minute. I won't bore with you with the details of it all, but let's just say that it was an all-consuming project of tremendous importance.

To celebrate finishing it, we went out to Enchanted Rock yesterday. Of course, we had to get the apartment cleaned up in the morning after almost two weeks of no time to clean, so we didn't get out to the Hill Country until late afternoon. But we still had time for fun. We took the dogs down in the cave again, and we all made it out alive. It was great to get some fresh air and open space.

Andy and doggies heading up the trail

We went into the cave for the first time three years ago, but didn't make it all the way through. This time, we were determined to make it to the end!
The cave gets pretty cramped and, at times, crowded with folks trying their hand at "spelunking", so we didn't get many pics. Andy did catch this one with his phone. This is one of the only placed in the cave where man and beast can stand up without crouching into some weird posture.

Daisy took a spill about half way through, and was kind of wary after that, but, overall, she was a brave girl.

Just stepped out of the cave, and a little disheveled, but it was good to see the sun again!

Andy relaxing in the sun after our caving 'venture.

I wanted Andy to pose like the big rock had fallen on him. He grabbed Daisy and tried making it look like he was rescuing her or something- it mostly just made us laugh.

Andy calls E-rock the "Volcano Burb"

A hard-working Gatsby takes a well-deserved rest

On the way down, Daisy's leash got stuck behind her tail. It always puts her into such a panic. I got the shot of her "Help me, Mom!" face. We got her untangled and all headed back to Fredericksburg for dinner at our favorite place for Schnitzel. :)

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