When we started walking, we were on a main thoroughfare so the wind whistled down the street. In a block, we turned off into a quieter, treed neighborhood, so the chill wind died down a bit. The day turned out to be great for walking.
|Beautiful oak tree leafing out.|
|Prettiest mailbox we've seen on one of our walks.|
|Different sizes and styles of homes.|
|Huge oak tree!|
|Looks like a deciduous evergreen just leafing out.|
|Any thoughts on what kind of tree this is?|
|Crossvine, Trumpet Flower|
|Quiet neighborhood street.|
|Twin Oaks Airport--private.|
|This is a runway, not a street.|
|Nice angular lines on this house.|
|Another beautiful home.|
|Mountain laurel in full bloom.|
|A quick walk through Blossom Park.|
I wonder how Blossom Park got its name. There were no blossoms there today.
|Blossom Park trails.|
Mill Springs Cabin educational site. This is either on or immediately next to a middle school.
The sign below says, "Welcome to the Mill Springs Cabin, The Final Frontier in Educational Fun." Inside the fence are the cabin, an old general store, teepee, and livery stable.
The Mill Springs Cabin complex is adjacent to Omar N. Bradley Middle School. Bob asked me if I knew who Omar Bradley was. I told him the name sounded familiar, but I really didn't know. He had quite the military career which you can read about on Wikipedia. General Omar Bradley had the Bradley Tank named after him. In reading about him, I found this quote from him:
"Ours is a world of nuclear giants and ethical infants. We know more about war than about peace, more about killing than we know about living."
After the walk, we ate lunch at the coffee shop where the walk started. That was the extent of our Saturday. We thought about seeing a movie, but didn't have showtimes. The one theater we drove to on the way home did not have "Zero Dark Thirty" so we gave up and took it easy.
Bob finished reading "Texas," by James Michener, all 1,300+ pages of it. At the end of the book, there was a mention made of the artist Benini whose Sculpture Ranch we walked on last Saturday.
Tomorrow, we'll be in Austin for the day with Jim and Peri for the Kite Festival.
Travel Bug over and out.