Thursday, April 17, 2014
The walk from the farthest end of Little to Big Stacy is just under a mile. Other than a quick crossing of the creek on East Side Drive, the rest of the walk wiggled through the Blunn Creek Greenbelt on a part concrete, part crushed granite trail, meandering through the trees and skirting Blunn Creek. Where to begin describing the delights of the Greenbelt? I knew we were in for a treat just a few minutes into our hike when we came upon a tunnel going under Monroe Street. My fearless toddler sprinted ahead of me to test its acoustics, which were pretty terrific.
In her life before kids, Emily held jobs as a zookeeper, a middle school teacher, and a tour bus driver in the wilds of Montana--not one of which prepared her for the adventures of motherhood. Now she’s living the good life in Austin with her husband, two sons and a Great Dane. When she’s not off gallivanting with her boys, you might find Emily baking up a mean batch of cupcakes, recalling obscure 80s song lyrics, or dreaming of peace and quiet.