Lady Bird Lake

Lady Bird Lake with rowers
Lady Bird Lake with rowers

One of the things that I appreciate is Lady Bird Lake (formerly Town Lake) in Austin. It is a gorgeous trail, a 10-mile loop, that is mostly on the river’s edge. The Colorado River runs through Austin and that’s what we call Lady Bird Lake.

There have been lots of improvements to the trail over the years that I’ve been going there: water fountains, restrooms, gardens, benches. RunTex, a wonderful running store and community supporter, sets up (at least) two water stations: at the zero mile marker near the First Street bridge and at the two mile marker, under the MoPac bridge.

Blooming vine
Blooming vine

The vines and decorative fruit trees are blooming along Cesar Chavez street and that is always a beautiful sight with white, pink, purple and red blossoms. Yesterday morning there were rowers on the river, working out for the rowing competition this coming weekend. Should be exciting!

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