A Morning Walk in Austin

Hello there!

Austin Town Lake Trail by Lacey Baier, a sweet pea chef

Now that Dustin, Jordan and I are officially Texas residents, we wanted to do our first fun activity as such. Before moving to Austin, I read about all the great trails and scenic areas Austin has to offer, but we hadn’t yet had an opportunity to check them out.

Austin Town Lake Trail by Lacey Baier, a sweet pea chef

One specific trail that really interested me was Austin’s Town Lake Trail which travels along Lake Austin near the downtown area. During the warmer months, this area is usually packed with joggers, walkers, bicyclists and the like, but we found this trail mostly to ourselves in the early (chilly) morning. Score!

Austin Town Lake Trail by Lacey Baier, a sweet pea chef

Well, it was a bit colder than I’m used to (about 42 degrees at 9:30 a.m.), but we really enjoyed this trail.

Austin Town Lake Trail by Lacey Baier, a sweet pea chef

*Note to self: I seriously need to purchase (1) a beanie, (2) gloves and (3) a heavy jacket. My California-wear is just not cutting it.

Austin Town Lake Trail by Lacey Baier, a sweet pea chef

I thought this trail was so pretty that I wanted to share with you for my Saturday post.

Austin Town Lake Trail by Lacey Baier, a sweet pea chef

As I look through these pictures, I already want to go again. I’m sure it will become a favorite walking and running area for us. It was so peaceful, beautiful and, well, awesome.

Austin Town Lake Trail by Lacey Baier, a sweet pea chef

I just love the brisk winter air, the beautiful scenery and the changes in colors all around us in the trees. I can tell I am very much going to enjoy living in Austin.

Austin Town Lake Trail by Lacey Baier, a sweet pea chef

We also noticed you could go kayaking along the lake which sounds like a great time…though likely for warmer weather. I know, right? Let’s not get ahead of ourselves.

Austin Town Lake Trail post by Lacey Baier, a sweet pea chef

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend. We are spending a few days in Arkansas for Dustin’s father’s memorial service, but plan to be back to our new home soon.

Enjoy!

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About the author: My name is Lacey and I’m so glad you’re here. I am a foodie, a photographer, a chef, and a project manager at a local tech start-up in Austin. But, most importantly, I am the mother of three adorable little kiddos (Jordan, Savannah and Hunter) and am madly in love with and married to my high school sweetheart, Dustin.

6 comments… add one

  1. NanaBread (Jeanne) December 11, 2010, 12:00 pm

    Love the longhorn sweatshirt. Looks like you’re fitting in very well. Loved the photos. There’s a great REI store downtown if you’re looking for cold weather gear. Check it out at:
    http://www.rei.com/stores/103

    Have a safe trip to Arkansas. Our thoughts will be with you, Dustin and his family. -Jeanne

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    1. lacey - a sweet pea chef December 12, 2010, 9:26 pm

      Hi Jeanne! Thanks for the heads up about REI. There’s one right near us that has caught my eye — I’m gonna have to go check it out. Thanks for the tip!

      Thank you also for your thoughts about Dustin’s father.

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  2. Matthew December 12, 2010, 7:22 am

    Nice images.

    I am sure that the park bench in the picture could tell a story or two :)

    Matthew

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  3. Miss Becky December 13, 2010, 9:02 am

    Hi Lacey, thanks for the lovely walking tour of your new neighborhood there in Austin. If that’s what winter looks like you are very lucky! We just had our second blizzard in as many weeks here in Wisconsin but for some reason I’m loving it this year. I too would be walking that trail if I lived there. May peace be with you, Dustin, and your family.

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    1. lacey - a sweet pea chef December 16, 2010, 1:13 pm

      Hi Miss Becky! I don’t even know how to imagine the type of winter you’re talking about. I think would freeze to death. Thanks for your thoughts during this difficult time.

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