Views of the Neighborhood – Good Time Scavenger Hunt in Lakeway City Park

For the new year, it seems appropriate to concentrate on time. Today we are going on another scavenger hunt sponsored by the City of Lakeway Parks and Recreation. There are ten clocks, so we will try to find five today. Since we will be outside, it is a good idea to have a lovely catered brunch. Today that will be from Eastside Tavern in Austin. We also have Chicago back again.

Menu

Brisket + Cheddar Tater Tots

Topped with Scallions, Served with Chipotle Aioli

Load it up with Beans, Cheese, Sour Cream & Salsa Verde

Turkey Avocado Toast

Served with Avocado Spread, Cold Sliced Turkey, Soft Boiled Egg, Tomato and Radish

EST Heartstopper Burger

Topped with Brisket, Pulled Pork, Sausage, Bacon, Jalapeno, Onion + Queso

Mac β€˜n’ Cheese

Add Your Choice of Meat: Brisket, Chopped Beef, Pulled Pork, Sausage or Smoked Turkey

Brisket, Egg & Cheese Sandwich

Brisket, Scrambled Eggs, and Cheddar on Texas Toast

Served with a Side of Red Potatoes

EST Chicken Fried Steak

Smoked sirloin breaded and fried with our homemade brisket gravy and served with a side of potatoes.

Brisket “SOS.”

Buttered Texas Toast topped with Sliced Brisket.

Topped with a Chopped Brisket Gravy

Whiskey-Infused Banana Bread French Toast

Tullamore Dew Smoked Banana Bread. Topped with a Whiskey Cream Cheese Whip.

Available a la Mode

Brisket Patty Melt

Topped with Melted Swiss, Caramelized Onions, Mushrooms + Chipotle Aioli

Top Shelf drinks, Coffee, tea, beer, wine, and soft drinks

 

Picture of an old time school bus

So let’s go.

The instructions tell s to look for the restrooms and then start down the path. There are no other hints, so we will have to keep an eye out.

There are the restrooms, and here is a path. I see something on the green thing.

I thought so. The first clock

We have to turn around and start down the path. There is something

And clock number two.

A tree with a rock behind it. Let’s look.

You guys are good. Clock number three.

Some equipment up ahead. Aways a good spot for a clock.

Yup. Number four ho.

Big ole birdhouse up ahead.

A clock at its base.

So we will take a break now and come back next week. So sit back and relax, have some food and enjoy the music. I hope you have a great week.

 

83 comments

  1. Anonymous · · Reply

    Amazing clock quest, dear John! Thank you! It is perfect to start the New Year right! πŸŽ„πŸŽ‡βœ¨

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    1. I’m glad you enjoyed it. πŸ₯‚πŸ°

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  2. Thanks, John! Have a good week!!

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    1. You as well, Liz. 😊

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  3. A fun scavenger hunt. Great way to begin the new year. Thanks for the song, and now I’m really craving some brisket.

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    1. Nice warm brisket. Brrrr. Not used to these temps.

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      1. I know. It’s 23 here now. At least the ground isn’t covered with snow!

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      2. Yes. We don’t like snow. 😁

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  4. It seems we’re always searching for time. Fun hunt, John! Thanks for taking us along. Happy New Year!

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    1. Happy New Year , Jill. Searching for time is a perfect way to describe our condition. 😁

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  5. Gwen M. Plano · · Reply

    I’d forgotten about that Chicago tune. Well matched with the scavenger hunt, John. Always fun! Have a great day, hopefully with plenty of sunshine. 🌞

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    1. Right now it is 25 degrees with a wind chill of 19. I hope for sun too. Have a super Sunday, Gwen.

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  6. Good job, John. Is it OK that clock number four looks like a wine bottle in that photo?

    BTW, I’ll have the Brisket + Cheddar Tater Tots because who could resist?

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    1. Resistance is futile. Thanks, Dan. Wine bottle is okay.

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  7. In the photo just before clock #3 (the tree with the rock next to it), it looks like we’re seeing the bottom of someone’s shoe or boot. Maybe a strange sort of time traveler took a dive!

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    1. Yes that is a strange sight. Those junipers have some funny trim marks at times.

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  8. I like that quest, John, but only from my comfy armchair inside. Just now there’s quite a wind, and it’s 21 outside, but with the windchill it feels like 9! brrrrrrrrrrr
    Have great Sunday, and stay warm,
    Pit

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    1. Life in the hill country. Big fire going I’ll bet.

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      1. Not yet a big fire, but later. Well, we di have our gas fireplace on. I still need to sum up the courage to go out and get the wood for our other fireplace.

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  9. Give me some Mac β€˜n Cheese. Take a look at #3, the way the tree was trimmed, it appears that the shape of a sole of a shoe or boot can be seen. Or, someone actually is stuck in the tree. See what you’ve done, your imagination has rubbed off on me πŸ₯Έ

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    1. That is a good thing , Steve,

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  10. You’re off to a timely start!! πŸ˜€ At clock 3 it does look like there’s the sole of a shoe next to the rock.

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    1. Yes it does. The stump of limb that has been cut off looks that way.

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  11. Did you notice that the tree by clock #3 looks exactly like the sole of a shoe? As if someone fell into the tree and all that could be seen was his leg and shoe sticking out? There’s a story in there somewhere, Mr. Writer. And, thanks for a perfect song, too. I look forward to next week!

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    1. Thank you, Jennie. Yes, I did notice. (As did some others)

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      1. It was really cool! You don’t think it’s Tiny, do you? He’s apt to get get upset and do who-knows-what.

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      2. It is not Tiny. He is on vacation on St Barts

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      3. Ah ha! At least he’s not stuck in a tree.

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      4. No. Not that I have heard.

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  12. Another great adventure. Thank you for taking us along with you.

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    1. Thanks for going along, Molly Shea.

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  13. Always enjoy seeing these scavenger hunts. Look like fun.

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    1. They are. Would be nice to have a real busload and food though.

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  14. I always love the scavenger hunts. Thanks for inviting us along!

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    1. Always a pleasure, Mae. Thanks for coming along.

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  15. Chicago’s song is perfect for this post and this time! Let’s do what we can to make it a good time.

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    1. We need to have a good time for sure, Jo.

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  16. Happy new year! πŸŽ†

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    1. Thank you, Jay. Happy New Year to you.

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  17. You guys have so much fun! Might have to organize a scavenger hunt here in our community!
    I’ll go for broke with the whiskey-infused French toast!

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    1. I’ll bet the French toast is good, Noelle.

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  18. A fun outing, with good food and good music. It IS kind of weird how the trimming of those branches on the tree looks like the sole of a boot. πŸ™‚

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    1. I know right. Maybe I need to do a feature on weird tree trimmings.

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  19. Whiskey-Infused Banana Bread French Toast, be still my beating heart!! That sounds so good. DidnΒ΄t we do well finding those clocks? CanΒ΄t wait for next week. Thanks for Chicago.

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    1. We did a great job finding the clocks, Darlene.

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  20. These scavenger hunts are always fun! Thanks for letting me tag along, John. Looks like your weather is way warmer than the 23 degrees we have!

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    1. It was 25 here today

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  21. I had the whiskey-infused banana bread french toast while I watch you show me how quickly time flies.
    Time is a ship in the sky / We watch go past / and we wave goodbye.

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    1. I like your poem, GP. I’m glad you took the whiskey infused bread. That might have led to the poem. 😁

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      1. It sure might have influenced it… πŸ₯‚πŸ˜‰

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  22. I think I would like the Whiskey-Infused Banana Bread French Toast with a glass of cream sherry, if you have it. Great job finding the clocks, John … I don’t think I could have found them! Be back next week … same time, same place!

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    1. Here is your sherry and French Toast. Glad to see you here, Jill. See you next week.

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  23. Another fun event.

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    1. Thank you, Craig.

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  24. First of all the tree with the rock behind it looks like it has a cowboy boot sticking out of it. Second – the menu!! Makes me miss Texas. So much to enjoy here, John. Loved it.

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    1. I’m gald you enjoyed it Audrey. Thanks for letting me know you did. 😁

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  25. Impressed by the way your community engages people … and thanks for the brisket, Texas Toast, and mac n cheese.

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    1. Sure. Would you like an antacid to go.

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  26. petespringerauthor · · Reply

    Good job so far. How long did it take to find the first five cloocks?

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    1. About five minutes each

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  27. D.L. Finn, Author · · Reply

    I always enjoyed the scavenger hunts plus, all the great food!

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    1. Yes indeed. 😁 Low calorie too.

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  28. I love how they have so many scavenger hunts. A great way to get some interaction going. Thanks, John!

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    1. I think so too, Teri. Thank you.

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  29. I know I’m repeating myself but I just love your town. They always seem to have something going!

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    1. It is true the town is very active. Thanks, Dale.

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  30. Haha! I laughed out loud when I got to the video of Chicago. Fabulous, John. What a fun sort of treasure hunt. Hugs on the wing.

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    1. Thank you, Teagan. Hugs

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  31. I’m plum tuckered out! Good thing I fueled up with some brisket and avocado toast.

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  32. Fun stuff, John! Now for a rest. πŸ™‚

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    1. Yup. You needone

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  33. Aww, I thought they were going to be real clocks.
    I mean pretend clocks are all over the place these days.

    Oh well! This gives me time to run away to the nearest Veggie Resto for some Tofu and yeast flakes with sauerkraut juice.
    Love the song!

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    1. Sounds like ingredients for a delicious meal if put together. Alone, not so much.

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  34. […] we will be looking for clocks number six through ten. If you missed one through five last week, go HERE. Today we are catered by Bangers Smokehouse of Austin. Our entertainment is Pink singing Time After […]

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  35. I had to go back to part one and finish the walk. πŸ™‚ And the Doors brought back lots of memories!

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