Aug 11, 2008

weekend getaway.

This weekend, Andy and I took Friday off and headed down to Austin to meet my parents for a weekend of fun in the sun. We spent Friday at Schlitterbahn which is a waterpark just outside of Austin and is tons of fun. 
This picture pretty much sums the day up. Lots of floating around lazily to avoid the extreme Texas heat. Schlitterbahn is actually made up of three different parks. The water of one, the original park, is supplied completely by the river that runs through the small town. There's even a intertube ride that takes you out onto the river for a short float. It's kind of chilly, but it's so much fun. The other two parks are more new and full of more thrilling rides like water slides. Anyway, we had a great time. At the end of the day we were all pretty tired. But not too tired to head back to Austin and check out the famous bat fly out from the South Congress St. Bridge. These bats live under the bridge all summer long and make up the largest urban bat colony in the world. It's really quite exciting to see them all fly off down the river at dusk. We were below the bridge, but here you can see all the people standing on the bridge as the bats take off.  A quick shot of underneath the bridge where you can see some of the bats flying around underneath the bridge before they take off down the river on their nightly hunt.
The weekend was a blast. It went by way too fast and I can't believe my parents have already headed home. This week is already bound to be busy. My new roommate is moving in this weekend and then on Monday I have my GRE exam. I'm just trying to get all last minute cleaning and studying in. Wish me luck.

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Tracy said...

Such fun! That water looks very inviting...Glad you had a great weekend! Happy Days ((HUG))

Jaimee said...

Looks like a lot of fun!
But those bats...eeek!