Monday, November 5, 2007

Enchanted Rock with the Awana Club

Saturday we drove out to the hill country to climb up the batholith of an old volcano with the teens in my 14yod Awana Club. Called Enchanted Rock by the Indians and early settlers because of strange spooky noises at night, we now know this is merely a result of this granite hill cooling off at night after  daytime heating. Although this hill that we climbed is a mere 1825' above sea level, it is a sharp ascent with a steep, immediate, thigh-burning 300' elevation climb. 

The Indians used this hill as a vantage point...

Finally, the view from the top...

We had to climb down a little bit on the other side to get to the caves under these rocks. The teens spent quite a bit of time climbing and exploring...

These huge lizards were playing all over the rocks too...

Finally, heading down to a hiking trail...

After a picnic the group played tag football.  12yos intensely dislikes football.  But when he found out I played a little flag football in jr. high PE, he couldn't be outdone by Mom.  So he played.  I like how the Awana leader of the teen game time (who led the football playing that day) includes everyone.  Even 12yos got a few moments to carry the ball and play quarterback and kick the ball.  He never gets to do that in the lower club!


  1. What a cool day! Absolutely beautiful country. And it sounds like you had a great time with your boy. :) I'll pray for him to have an easy time breathing, too. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I appreciate your kind comments. Take care and happy blogging!


  2. What an amazing view!! Thanks for sharing it with us. I love seeing little bits of the world from all my bloggy friends : )

    Blessings to you and your family,


  3. You always seem to find the coolest places to visit. Sounds like you all had a great time.

  4. Looks like really neat scenery!