S24O with Russ & Laura
Hey Austin peoples!
We’ve been hinting about leading a S24O trip out of Austin, for folks interested in experiencing a bike trip without having to do too much planning. Now… we just need to nail down the details!
Originally, we had thought that we would leave on Saturday, April 10 and return Sunday, April 11. But… it turns out that it’s Spring… and Texans like to go camping in the Spring… and all the reservable campgrounds are booked solid for that night.
Which leaves us with two options, and we thought we’d put it up for a vote…
1. We keep the April 10-11 date, but head for Emma Long Metropolitan Park. Emma Long is a first-come, first-served park, so there would be no guarantee that we would actually wind up with a campsite (unless someone wanted to volunteer to head out there early and hold some space for us). But, this would allow us to keep the original date.
2. We move the date to Monday night, April 12 (return Tuesday morning, April 13), and head to McKinney Falls State Park. We can reserve at McKinney, and not many people will be camping on a Monday anyway. It would also end up being a shorter length trip (a true S24O, if you will), and we would probably leave in the early evening and return in the morning.
So… if you’re interested in joining us on this trip, please chime in with your opinion… Should we go on April 10 to Emma Long? or Should we go on April 12 to McKinney Falls?
Many thanks in advance! As soon as we pick a destination, we’ll nail down all the rest of the details.
Jimmy April 3, 2010 at 4:10 pm
I am working a generator test at Cisco on sat. the 10th so I cannot go. Other than that I could not get out of work m-f unless I schedule off 1 month in advance. Sorry I will have to miss this one it seems.
Laura April 3, 2010 at 4:38 pm
I’ll be caving/camping Colorado Bend SP the weekend of the 10th-11th. BUT Monday/Tuesday at McKinney Falls would be perfect.
I’m selfish. I want my cake and to eat it too!
brian April 3, 2010 at 9:02 pm
Monday to tuesday is better for myself and at least two people who would want to come along.
Brian April 3, 2010 at 9:04 pm
I vote for option 2 to McKinney Falls!
Katherine April 5, 2010 at 7:24 am
Personally, I only have three vacation days and need to save them for my summer move to Colorado. Might be hard for people to take off since they just recently had a three-day weekend for Easter.
If you have a contingency plan for Emma Long, I’d say do the weekend to hopefully get more people (unless you want fewer for space worries!).
I’d love to come but can’t promise. I’ll start prepping the Mr. this evening with the idea of me being gone for (yet another) weekend.
Where will you depart from? If I do come, I’m driving up from San Antonio and need to leave my car somewhere overnight.
I love following your travels!
Monica Leo April 5, 2010 at 8:31 am
I would not be able to do it on Monday; but I would also be concerned about getting to Emma Long Park and having no availability. I know it fills up quickly when the weather is good.
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I vote April 12th because I work over the weekend.