Austin, TX - S2000

    Day 1

    Wednesday, September 19, 2007 - Monument, CO to Childress, TX

    We woke up at 5:00 and were ready to hit the road at 6:00. Taking the back roads through Eastern Colorado gave us a glimpse of the flat rural areas of our state.

    We saw many Lark Bunting, Colorado's State...

    Day 2

    Thursday, September 20, 2007 - Childress, TX to Austin, TX

    Another early morning - our alarm went off at 6:00. I took care of a few soccer messages. This is the 25th Anniversary of Varsity Soccer at Lewis-Palmer. I am contacting all of the young men and women who played...

    Day 3

    Friday, September 21, 2007 - Austin, TX

    We got to sleep in until 7:30 this morning - after having breakfast at the hotel; we returned to the room to catch up on LP mail and for Gen to do her UOP classes, a working vacation!

    We set off to explore...

    Day 4

    Saturday, September 22, 2007 - Austin, TX

    We began our day with a light breakfast at our hotel at 8:00. Eduardo met us and we began our day with a trek to an area called Mount Bonnell overlooking Lake Austin on the Texas Colorado River to get a beautiful glimpse...

    Day 5

    Sunday, September 23, 2007 - Austin, TX

    We used the morning to get organized for the day, write the journal from yesterday, and then Eduardo came to pick us up at 10:00. We had brunch with Sonia and Eduardo at a fantastic patio Mexican Restaurant not far from Eduardo's apartment...

    Day 6

    Monday, September 24, 2007 - Austin, TX to Dumas, TX

    With our delightful weekend over, we left Austin at 7:15. The sun was just starting to come up but already the traffic was heavy. We had no trouble getting back on US-183 going north, but those who were trying to...

    Day 7

    Tuesday, September 25, 2007 - Dumas, TX to Monument, CO

    After a great night's sleep, we both were up by 6:30. The sun was just coming up at 7:45 as we packed the car. It was only 52 degrees and very dry here in the North Texas Panhandle at Dumas....

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Day 2: Goat Cave Karst Nature Preserve


The Preserve was set aside to buffer some of the ecologically sensitive karsts in the area from encroaching neighborhoods. Karsts are caves that feed directly into the Edwards Aquifer below ground.

Because the three caves can be dangerous to hikers and nonprofessional spelunkers, they are...

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