I haven’t done many Texas posts, so I’ve decided to fix that so I can prove that I’m actually here and having fun, despite my occasional complaints. Part of my Texas series, maybe?
A few months ago, some friends (by the plural form, I mean 2 friends) and I headed to Enchanted Rock near Fredericksburg. After so much driving in Austin, I’ve lost my endurance for longer trips! What felt like 30 hours was really about 2, but by then I was clawing at the windows to get out.
I don’t have many feelings about our visit but the overwhelming thought of how it was basically climbing a gigantic rock while looking at formations of smaller ones. You’ll see.
I know rock photos can be a bit intimidating and serious, but fear not, we were silly as always.
In which a very small person photobombs my photoshoot. I once thought my Photoshop skills were great enough to make him/her disappear, but all it did was look like I cried at the injustice of the world while holding a printout of this photo and one small lonely tear rolled down and covered that person.
Did you guys know that I’m an expert rock climber? That’s because I’m not. I fooled you with camera angles.
I’m going to have to start creating scenarios for these photos to break the mundane.
Here’s a unique photo of them going downhill!
Here’s a great photo for a movie about two teens that run away from home separately, meet each other, form an unexpected bond, and brave the barren lands of the west. The climax is when they’re in peril and realize that home wasn’t so bad after all. And that they’re actually spoiled brats. Somewhat like “Into the Wild” but with no deaths.
A more interesting photo of rock formations (but really, how interesting can it get?) All I can think of is how awesome this would be with snow. Sledding galore.
Looking at living things that grow on rocks. What a miracle! This has been undocumented up to this point! But actually, I thought it was really cool how it falls off the side of the rock, like a rock waterfall.
The classic “found color in a desolate place” photo. We found love in a hopeless place… doo doo.
As a day trip from Austin, I wouldn’t recommend it. If you’re pairing it with Fredericksburg, however, I would definitely recommend it! Fredericksburg is the quintessential cutesy southern town, influenced strongly by its German settlers. There’s basically one long, main street that you can mill about for the rest of your day before heading back to Austin.
I think my lack of Texas posts are because I’ve lost the habit of lugging around my camera, no idea why. Maybe because I was trying to enjoy the moment at the beginning that it’s going to be hard to reintroduce the idea of me as the Camera Girl at this point.
Or maybe it’s because Austin, to me, isn’t about the scenery. It’s not a particularly beautiful place… but it’s the café and restaurant culture that attracts me. So far I’ve learned that it’s more about the experiences than it is the natural beauty of a place.
Have any of you visited Texas before?
How do you combat some redundant scenery?
Linking up with Travel Tuesday!