You've heard of Crawford, Texas, right? It's about ten minutes from our house. Some folks call it the Western White House. Many remember it's where Cindy Sheehan camped in 2005 (I had to look that year up).
Well, who knew it had a gorgeous waterfall & a well kept city park?
On a day as gorgeous as today, there's no way you need to stay inside. We needed to get some bluebonnet pictures of Annabelle & Ed, and after the huge rainstorms earlier this week, the wildflowers are stunning. Growing up in the highly revered Texas Hill Country, I am well equipped to say the countryside in this part of Central Texas is close, if not better, when it comes to breathtaking views and rolling hills.
We set out towards Crawford in search of bluebonnets and Tonkawa Falls. It was easy enough to find as it's a city park. Something else- it was free, with ample parking & less than ten people around. A little different than Austin, huh?
|Tonkawa Falls Crawford, Texas|
Luckily, both Annabelle & Ed participated in a 3 minute photo session. Here's the proof.
|This is my favorite|
|Trying to coax some smiles|
|Ed, always a willing participant, in a bed of bluebonnets|
|Edge of the Falls|
We weren't there more than twenty minutes, and we decided to call Grandpa. Tonkawa Falls seemed like his type of place. About fifteen minutes later, Grandpa arrived while we were sitting by the water. He wasn't holding a baby, yet, so he hiked down the steeper rocks and made his way across the falls. By this time, Ed was ready for some sun bathing.
|Chunk of love|
|Baby D & Annabelle soaking their feet|
|Annabelle is done taking pictures & ready to explore|
Derek and Annabelle wandered all around and I sat on a rock with Ed. He was enjoying the shade and small breeze, but the paparazzi caught this shot of him fussing a little bit.