It started with a flight delay and ended with a flight delay, but everything in between was as close to perfection.
That was the overwhelming feeling of last weekend’s trip to Austin for Katie’s early birthday celebration trip to Enchanted Rock State Natural Area.
Everything went exactly as it should, which isn’t to say that there was any firm agenda or expectation other than that a wealth of fun and adventure would ensue — and that’s exactly what happened.
Peaceful bliss and plenty of firsts.
I rented a bike for the first time, and rode a non-stationary bike for the first time in about a decade.
I attended my very first yoga class and discovered why that needs to become a part of my training routine.
I was introduced to Austin’s Greenbelt Trail system and got to experience the normally bone-dry trail with actual water. Not just a small creek, either, but with about a half-dozen water crossings – one of them chest deep.
I visited Enchanted Rock for the first time.
I also got to experience the entire trip with a group of folks who – with the exception of Katie, and Erin who we had dinner with on Friday – I’d never met in person prior to the weekend. Knowing Katie’s character and ideals, I was confident I’d be in good company for this adventure with her crew, and that was certainly the case.
It was a weekend of new friends, new adventures, and new experiences that are best summed up by the beautiful sunrise photos from Enchanted Rock.
Much like the sunrise, the trip was perfect.