Saturday brought a friendly drive up to Austin Texas to pickup the race packets for the Muddy Buddy race. We picked up our packets and decided to head down to Hamilton Pool to get a little hike in.
Danielle was my Team mate for the race so we had a little adventure at the pool because the pictures of it are amazing, so after a little 1/4 mile hike we got down to where the creek was at.
And that is when we found the pool:
It is this amazing collapsed cave with fresh water coming into it. Sadly we could not swim in the water on the day we went, but there is a nice little trail and plenty of climbing to be had.
After a nice little hike, food was required, so we headed on down to Johnson City to get to our hotel.
We got checked in and then decided food was required, so we headed to a nearby restraunt.
This place has an awesome beer and wine selection, but the food menu was limited and expensive, so after paying the tab, we went in search of real food.
I have to say, Johnson City was kind of surprising, They had some really pretty murals on some of the buildings:
We then found the other restraunt in Johnson City, the Silver K; which I kept wanting to call the Circle K.
The food here was expensive, but very tasty. Well worth the price. If you are ever trapped in Johnson City, this is the place to stop at.
Sunday was race day, so we were up before dawn to get ready and head to the race.
Sadly, there are no pictures from the race, it requires a lot of crawling, cycling and mud, so I have no pictures. But here is the finish line:
And a post race team photo:
Go Team Meerkat vs Polar Bear.
Here is the metal we received.