Jim and Peri invited us to go with them. The conditions were perfect. The skies were a light sapphire blue and a nice breeze was blowing to make the kites soar.
The Kite Festival is very popular in Austin as you will see in the following photos. We parked about a mile away from Zilker Park and walked over. The nearer we got, the more kites we could see. We entered a world of color, crowds and commotion.
|All the little dots in the sky are kites.|
|Butterfly and panda kites.|
|Pirate ship kite.|
|Father of the little boy.|
|Son learning how to fly a kite with the help of his father.|
|Another pirate kite.|
|If you're not into kites, then maybe hula hoops?|
|Wow! Four hula hoops at once.|
People watching is always interesting. What are the young folks wearing now? LOL.
|Jim, Bob, Peri|
|These are the big kites!|
|Bob's like, "Oh, c'mon, really?"|
|Watch out for the Red Baron!|
|Austin skyline from Zilker Park. Crowds and...|
|Flying fire truck.|
|Lots and lots of people!|
|Jim capturing the festival.|
After spending an hour in the park, we headed to lunch at Chuy's Fine Tex-Mex. Bob had been to Chuy's in San Antonio, but I hadn't eaten at one until today. It was very good. The decor was fun with some Elvis posters and rock 'n' roll memorabilia.
|One mean-looking parrot.|
|Bob's lunch--I think it's the Deluxe Chicken Enchilada.|
We walked the mile and a half back to where the car was parked. As you can see people are still pouring into and out of the park.
We had planned on a 10K Volksmarch, but since we had already done 5K just walking on our own, we did a 5K Volksmarch instead. It seemed like a very short walk after all the 10K walks we've been doing. We chose the Lady Bird Lake walk because it had a 5K option. Bob and I had done the 10K walk two weeks ago, but we like the walk so we did the short version of it.
|Bob and Susan with Austin skyline. (Photo by Jim D.)|
|Red bud tree.|
|Stevie Ray Vaughan statue by Lady Bird Lake.|
|The ghost bike has been decorated!|
|Austin, Texas -- state capitol dome.|
|State Capitol in Austin, Texas.|
|We drove by this sculpture.|
When we made it back to the 5er, we played a number of games of Sequence. Peri and Susan had quite the winning streak. Toward the end of the evening, Bob and Jim won three games in a row so they didn't get skunked.
Sometime during the week Peri and I plan to do the New Braunfels Volksmarch. That's it. Enjoy your Monday wherever you may be.
Susan & Bob