enchanted rock

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As I mentioned in my 25 before 25 update, Dago and I finally took our trip to Enchanted Rock. For non-Austinites and Texas Hill Country residents, Enchanted Rock is a massive pink granite dome located a little over an hour from Austin. I had been a couple of times as a kid, but Dago had never been at all, so we thought it would be a fun experience to have together.

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Even though nothing has changed about the rock since I was last there twelve years ago, I am clearly no longer the agile 12-year-old I used to be. It was obscenely windy on the face of the rock, and Dago and I attempted to climb straight up into it. I was so glad I wore a jacket with a hood to block out some of the wind from my ears, though my hair was unbearably tangled from the moment we stepped on the trail.

At some point, Dago started asking if we were at the top yet. We were essentially climbing vertically, which was such a shock to our bodies that we had a long moment of regret before getting a second wind and pushing ourselves to the actual top. So worth it!

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(Our alma mater hand symbol for the Hilltoppers. Apt!)
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Overall, this ended up being a perfect day date. It was so fun to get out of the city and do something a little physical in nature with my person. Sometimes all you need it a little adventure!

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Have you gone on a fun adventure recently?

5 comments

  1. Wowww, that looks so awesome! Spectacular scenery and photographs. I love the jump pic. You have a gorgeous smile!

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  2. I love going on adventures like that! Last summer, my boyfriend and I went up to Sedona, AZ and stopped at a few national monuments. Definitely one of my favorite vacations.

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  3. that sounds so fun, and also way more epic than our little rock. i may talk big, but Enchanted Rock is pretty small and we were completely owned by it. i hope someday we can take on Sedona!

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  4. This looks like so much fun and a great adventure!
    ~Sara

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  5. This looks like a super fun adventure! And you two are the cutest. Always down to go exploring cool nature-y places, and TN is like a brand new frontier for me! Last cool new place I went to was Fort Point, CA, when I was home for Thanksgiving!

    ♥ perfectly Priya

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