Pace Bend

Less than an hour west of Austin is Pace Bend Park. We have had this place on our to do list for a while since it is so close to to where we live. Our friend, Chris, invited us to a quick one night camp out with some friends in Pace Bend and we couldn’t turn it down. The drive out to the park was beautiful in itself with beautiful views of the rolling hill country, as well as million dollar houses over looking Lake Travis. We arrived at the park shortly after lunch time and set up camp in a nice little secluded area. Pretty much every campsite out there is near the lake in some way which just adds to the beauty of this park. After settling in, I took to the trails on my mountain bike while Ashley relaxed in the hammock. The trails range from wide flat trails to intense single track littered with rock gardens. After finding myself somewhat lost I used an app on my phone called AllTrails to find my way back to camp. We then heated up the the “slow cooker chicken burrito bowl” that we had made the night before in our crock pot and brought out in some tupperware. The rest of the night was spent around the camp fire in great company sharing stories and laughs. The temperature dropped down into the low 30s that night, but luckily we were prepared with plenty of layers and blankets. We woke the next morning to a beautiful thick fog covering the lake. I pulled the camp stove out, percolated some coffee and made a big scramble for breakfast. We slowly packed up and sat around the smoldering fire from the night before. Before heading back home, we relaxed for a bit and enjoyed watching Bailey play with her new friends, Jerry and Maddox. We enjoyed Pace Bend Park so much, that we plan to head back out there in a few weeks to camp out and celebrate my birthday with some friends.

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