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Aux Arc Park in the Morning

Mon, 31 Jul 2023, 06:25 AM (-06:00) Creative Commons License

Here is a snippet from the fourth day of my drive from Michigan to Austin.

You get a good view of sunrise from campsite #2 at Aux Arc Park. The summer sun comes up from behind the hills on the far side of the river, its peach/pink glow reflected on the still Arkansas River.

the sun rising across the river with the side of the teardrop trailer in the foreground

After a quick breakfast and the usual closing up of the trailer, as the sun climbed into the summer sky, I was ready for an on-time 8:00am departure.

Sending these pictures to the fair and industrious Trudy was a bit … unfair. You see, there I was advertising a rosy sunrise beside calm waters while she was up before the Austin dawn taking Izzy for a walk in the dark before the scorching heat of day. 

But Trudy couldn’t hear the horn and clang and rumble of the Union Pacific freight trains on the tracks that run along River Street. Nor could she hear the whir of turbo machinery coming from the nearby Army Corps of Engineers powerhouse. Nor do the pictures show the all-night klieg lights at the Butterball plant on the other side of the river. 

Still, we agreed we’ll go to Aux Arc Park together some time.

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