Sunday, August 10, 2008

Embracing Austin II

We've just experienced a thoroughly Austin weekend. Derek preached this Sunday so our friends, Will and Kaely, came down and hung out with us. We went to Hamilton Pool, ate pizza at Frank & Angie's, and watched the bats fly out to hunt.

Yes...those of you who don't live in Austin, you read right. Come to find out, Austin has the largest urban bat colony in North America. The Congress Avenue Bridge is host to up to 1.5 million of the little creatures, and August is the best time of year to watch them. So, along with a couple thousand others, we watched their nightly migration to find food. Apparently they are good to have around as they can eat anywhere from 10,000 to 20,000 pounds of insects a night!


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