|Drake and I gearing up for the trip.|
|Paddling out to the bridge.|
|Cory on Lady Bird Johnson Lake in Austin, TX.|
We hit the mother lode on our tour. The bats had not been as active the last few weeks and so we were told they may not emerge like you would expect, but they did. You cannot see them with you naked eye. The tour guides along the river shine a red light up into the bridges underside and then you see the thousands of bats exiting. They follow the same path and it's like you are watching a space highway above your head. They try to stay together to create a larger entity to ward off predators. We had a great time.
|The Austin sky scape is before us. This city is amazing!|
We were told that in San Antonio they have a colony of 20,000,000 bats. It's the largest in the world. That's a lot of guano!
|Cory under the bridge anxiously waiting for the hour to pass.|
After the tour we were starving and took Drake to Joe's Crab Shack..the crab was excellent!
|I love this picture.|
|This is the bridge at night. The whole bridge is full of people looking over the sides. We had these huge boats all around us with 50-75 people aboard, then a ton of kayakers all trying to see the same thing....BATS!!|
|Yes I was the lone life jacket wearer...I was too tired to swim anymore after swimming all day in the pool. Fortunately I did not tip over.|