After exercise class this morning, Nancy and I went to see the bald eagles about seven miles east of Llano. According to a news report last night, the eagles and their two young are expected to leave the area in a week or so, heading back north. I didn’t want to miss the opportunity to see them. On the way, we stopped in Bee Cave to have lunch at Maudie’s Hill Country.
It was rather cold and windy earlier this morning but the weather had moderated a little by noon, although the wind was still blowing. A jacket felt good. In a few spots along the way we saw some early wildflowers, including a few bluebonnets.
There were several cars at the eagle-viewing area. A man told us that one of the eaglets had fallen from the nest; he though it had probably been eaten by a coyote. However, a woman who had spoken with a park ranger earlier today, said that the eaglet was still alive and that one of the parents was taking care of it on the ground. It is able to fly a little. We were relieved at that news. The parent at the nest never did leave but occasionally stretched a little and flapped his/her wings. I was a bit disappointed that I didn’t get a photo of an eagle in flight. Maybe next year.
On the way home we stopped at the Bluebonnet Café in Marble Falls to have some of their famous pies. The slices were at least twice as large as the usual size at other restaurants. I had pecan pie and Nancy had German chocolate.
Our last stop was at the scenic overlook south of Marble Falls. It’s such a pretty area.
Route: TX 71 W to Horseshoe Bay => US 281 to Marble Falls => FM 1431 N past Kingsland => TX 29 W about 8 miles
Total Miles Driven: About 150
Weather Conditions: Cool and windy
Road Conditions: Mostly good. Some sections of road construction