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.
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!
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!
Have you gone on a fun adventure recently?