Sunday was my birthday, woohoo! As you may have guessed from my last post, I’m more for quiet and simple celebrations so there was no big party. But I did have a good week.
On Thursday Julie and I went out and saw a movie in Kerrville – Jupiter Ascending. It had a decent plot and amazing special effects, I have no regrets. Afterward there was frozen custard, mmm.
On Saturday Enchanted Rock hosted it’s first ever Star Festival. Just recently the park was certified as dark sky compliant. The Fredericksburg and Austin Astronomer clubs brought out some big telescopes for night sky viewing and there were several vendors too. It was the longest work day I’ve clocked yet at 10 hours, but I hardly count a starlit sojourn to the top of the rock as “work”. There were also two people who gave a presentation on constellations that was very interesting. I’ve always wanted to be able to identify more stars, Orion and the Big Dipper was about the limit of what I knew beforehand.
On Sunday we didn’t have to go into work at all, it was drizzly all day and most folks stayed home. I’m just glad the clouds didn’t roll in until late on Saturday and the sky was clear for the festival. For my birthday I stayed in with Julie and we played cards, watched some TV, went out for Thai food for dinner, and she baked a giant cookie for desert – we’ll be eating it for a week.
Today (Monday) I am groggy from the medicine I’ve taken to combat the cold Julie had last week, so my apologies if this post is lacking the usual finesse. Yesterday’s drizzle has turned to freezing rain and the park is all but closed, most of the rangers have gone home. Ice encased grass crunches underfoot and the step leading into the RV has turned into a death trap. No matter, I’ve endured worse and this, too, shall pass.
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That Yahoo Travel article I was interviewed for a couple weeks ago is now up! I know some of you were interested in reading it, so here you go.
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