Views of the Neighborhood – Lakeway Enchanted Forest – Part One

Today we are going to visit the Lakeway Enchanted Forest sponsored by the Lakeway Parks and Recreation. Since there is so much to see, we will be coming back next week as well. You may recognize the venue from the holiday display.  To fortify us for the trip, we have a catered brunch from El Alma in Austin. Our entertainment will be Lady A (formally known as Lady Antebellum )

 

Brunch Menu

GORDITAS RANCHERAS
fried farm eggs on refried bean gorditas, chipotle tomato salsa, crema, queso fresco, avocado.
HUEVOS REVUELTOS
scrambled farm eggs, chorizo, mushrooms, jack cheese, crispy tortillas, tomatillo salsa. crispy papitas.
ENCHILADAS DE ALMUERZO
jack cheese, smoky tomatillo salsa, fried egg, queso fresco, pico. black beans.
HUEVOS FRANCESES
poached farm eggs and spinach on corn pudding. chipotle hollandaise. tomatoes, avocado.
add crab
CHILAQUILES VERDES
crispy totopos, tomatillo salsa, crema, queso fresco, avocado. farm eggs, refritos.
add chicken
BANANA BREAD PUDDING
with cajeta
OMELETTE AHOGADO
omelet stuffed with spinach, mushrooms, jack cheese, smoky tomatillo salsa, pico, queso fresco, crispy papitas.
BREAKFAST TACOS
choose up to 3 ingredients
egg, bacon, chorizo, carne asada, jack cheese, spinach, mushrooms, poblanos and onions, avocado, refried beans, potatoes

We are going to serve some brunch cocktails. If you would rather have wine, we have it by the glass. Just ask your server.

MANGORITA
frozen margarita, tequila-marinated mango purée, el chile rim

MIMOSA FELIZ
sparkling wine, mango purée

MICHELADA
dos XX, bloody mary mix, lime juice, tabasco, Worcestershire, el chile rim

BLOODY MARÍA
jimador silver, bloody mary mix, olive brine, lime juice, Worcestershire, tabasco, el chile rim

Picture of an old time school bus

So let’s get on the bus. I was asked if we should be using an electric bus to help the environment. The bus is fueled by environmentally friendly propane.

Sign at the entrance of the enchanted forest

Here is a welcome sign, so we must be in the right place.

Pictures of the enchanted forest

Looks like an entrance arch.

Uh-huh. A troll bridge sign is a give-a-way

And there it is, the troll bridge.

With trolls.

Fairy rocks with butterflies.

A welcome to Lakeway rock.

A fairy flower bed.

Lots of ladybugs.

Bees on a tree.

A wizard and a snail.

Frog

Bluebonnets and hope.

A mushroom patch.

Photos of faries

A little gnome’s house.

Another little house.

A gnome and flowers.

A large butterfly.

With a place to leave a message.

I hope you enjoyed part one of this tour. Next week we are going to look at tree decoration. I hope you can join us. For now relax, have some food and listen to the music. Have a wonderful week.

88 comments

  1. what a magical place … I envy you haha

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    1. Some would say crazy place too. Thanks, VR

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      1. Crazy + magical = best places :))

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      2. I agree. 😁

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  2. What a fun idea to celebrate the beginning of May! (And who doesn’t love a troll bridge?)

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    1. Billy Goat Gruff didn’t likeit much. 😁

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  3. Gwen M. Plano · · Reply

    I suspect the Parks and Rec folks have a lot of fun creating these wistful ventures. I love the little gnome homes. 😊 Thanks for the Sunday morning delight — accompanied by great food and music!

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    1. I think they do have some fun for sure. Thanks, Gwen.

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  4. How fun! I love the lady bugs and butterflies. Thanks for taking us along, John! Wishing you and the family a peaceful Sunday.

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    1. Thank you, Jill. All the same to you and yours. 😁

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  5. This might have been as much fun to set up as it is to wander around. I think after breakfast, that bus can be fueled by…oh, I shouldn’t. I do love breakfast tacos, I’ll be having a couple and some pudding. Great views, John.

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    1. 😁 It is propane. Not methane.

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      1. Oh. Beg pardon

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  6. Breakfast tacos? You won me over.

    Enjoyed the stroll through the park.

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    1. Thank you, Joan

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  7. A good way to work one’s way into Sunday. Thanks John

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    1. Yes it is. Thanks, John

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  8. That’s so cool.

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    1. It really is, Thanks, Charles.

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  9. I suspect a stroll through that forest would leave even the Troll in a good mood. Give him a breakfast taco or two, and it’s all good!

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    1. Trolls love breakfast tacos

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  10. Super cute place to explore. Happy Sunday John 💕

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    1. Thank you, Lynn. Happy Sunday to you.

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  11. I am in love with your town, John. How enchanting!
    Excellent food and music as well. A perfect Sunday offering!

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    1. Thank you Dale. We are so happy we came here.😁

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      1. I bet!! 🙂

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  12. I love this idea! Such fun to put together and for others to see and enjoy. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thanks for the visit, Karen.

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  13. Ever so funny and entertaining a garden! Thanks, John, for taking me around.
    Have a wonderful Sunday,
    Pit

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  14. Drooling over that menu!! And Lady A…sigh. The enchanted forest is so adorable and great for kids and big kids like us. Happy Sunday.

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    1. Yes, we big kids like it too. Thanks, Darlene. 😁

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  15. We had an Enchanted Forest here in Michigan and our folks used to take us all the time. I believe I heard that it no longer exists, which is a shame. We need the appreciation of and belief in magic now, more than ever.

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    1. I think so too, Anette. Thanks for the visit. 😁

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  16. Children must be over the moon with this walk! I can just imagine it! For me, I’ll take an omelet ahogado and a mangarita for brunch!

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    1. You can also take some for later. Thanks, Noelle.

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  17. Such fun:) I especially like the mushroom patch!

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    1. I liked that one too. Thanks, Becky. 😊

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  18. D.L. Finn, Author · · Reply

    What a great brunch and tour. I absolutely loved the theme:) This inspired me to paint the rocks I have for my trail, although nothing as fancy as this.

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    1. Painted rocks are so much fun especially when you come upon them by accident. Thanks, Denise. 😁

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      1. D.L. Finn, Author · ·

        🙂

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  19. The forest is truly enchanted! I love that most things are small and you have to slow down and take in the tiny details. And how delightful to see a small child discover the trolls and other things. Heck, as an adult I loved them. The Gorditas Rancheras were the best!

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    1. Thak you Jo.It is always nice to have you on the tour. Thank you. 😊

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  20. What a fun outing, John, and that menu? Bellissima!

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    1. I’m glad you enjoyed yourself, Lori. Nice thing about my food is it is impossible to over eat.😊

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  21. I love the trolls, John, so cute.

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    1. Yes, they are Robbie. Thank you for joining the tour. 😊

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  22. A wonderful place to spend a Sunday visiting- thank you, John 🙂

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    1. Yes. Makes one want to be a fantasy writer. 😁

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  23. Phew! I had to run to catch the bus. No problem though, It’ll make that margarita taste even better!! The omelet would be more than enough to eat, but I can’t resist the banana pudding.
    Ya gotta love that mushroom patch, but those gnome homes on the stumps are adorable!

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  24. How fun, John! We have a lot of the painted rocks in our area. They are so cheerful! Also, faerie gardens are very popular too, but I’ve never seen a mushroom patch like that 🙂

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    1. It is the mother of all mushroom patches.

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      1. Well said, John!

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  25. This was a literal fairy tale story, Boss. And I actually enjoyed it! Don’t tell nobody . . .

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    1. It’s just between you and me big guy.

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      1. Now THAT is an interesting room.

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  26. Fun display.

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  27. I don’t know why, but rock art makes me smile.

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    1. Me too, Frank. 😁

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  28. Such fun! My personal favorite is the troll bridge.

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    1. I liked that one too.

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  29. John, what a fun tour! I love the troll bridge. Thanks for these smiles. Hugs on the wing!

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    1. I’m glad you liked it, Teagan. 😁

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  30. That was a fun and whimsical walk!

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    1. Thanks, Deborah

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      1. You’re welcome! 😀

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  31. I liked walking through the park, but listening to the song was the best! I have never been a concert goer, the crowds feel oppressive, but I loved the music. Thanks for posting.

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    1. The nice thing about attending concert on my tours is there are no crowds or at least none that can get near us. Thanks, Brenda.

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  32. I love all the different things your neighborhood does to keep it interesting!

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  33. Thanks for the tour, John! That was fun 🙂

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    1. I’m glad you enjoyed it.

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  34. Wonderful activity to spend the Labour Day, dear John! Thank you!😂😊

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    1. Thank you, Maria. 😁

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      1. 🍸🍸🍸

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  35. So fun and magical, John. I wish our community did something like this. I loved the ladybugs and bees on a tree. 🙂 🐞🐝 Oh, and a Mangorita sounds delicious. Thank you! And that song is one of my favorites. Lovely enchanted forest!

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    1. Thank you, Lauren

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  36. Absolutely delightful! Looking forward to more next week.

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    1. We will be featuring trees next week. 😁

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      1. Hooray!

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  37. What a great community you live in John. They go out of their way to brighten moods and provide outdoor activities. I wish I could take that bus, but you know . . .

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    1. Well, it is always fun pretending. 😁

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      1. Yes, that’s pretty much all the travelling we can do, these days. 🙂

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      2. It is a lot cheaper.

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