Joke of the Week: Why did the turkey cross the road? *Answer below the pictures.
by Silas Weber
When we were at home base on March 25th, we were planning where we were going to go. We looked at John’s book, named, 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles 3rd Edition. We will be using this book for lots of other hikes. We looked at a few and we settled on Turkey Creek, so that's where we went. We decided which Littles we would buddy up with. Mine was Ciel. It took us a while to get to Turkey Creek and our ears were popping because we were at over so many tall hills and deep valleys. As soon as we got there, the thing that you notice first is all the beautiful trees and plants. We looked for the trail but we couldn't see it. We saw a map of the trail soon after. We looked for a while. We could figure it out. But it was hard because there was a lot of symbols that represented things, like it had a blue marker when we were crossing the creek. We figured it out because we could see the parking lot and there was a trail on the corner so we went there and sure enough there was a trail. While we were walking, all the plants made shade for us and it was a very hot day so we were very cool. Over all, the shade made the trip better. Once we were walking for a very long time we found a dead tarantula. The back of it was crushed and there were guts on it. It was cool because it was our first animal we saw. It was small and and John said that it was rare around Austin. It looked like a baby. I thought that the plants and wildlife was the coolest things of the trip; like the tarantula, bugs and beetles. I saw a butterfly, and most of all the plants and trees. Except there were plants that we had to watch out for, like Poison Ivy and Poison Oak. We didn’t go off the trail because John said to not touch the greenery. Sadly, we just went where we were supposed to go. I think that it was sad because there was so many cool places to explore that we couldn't go to. In the middle of the hike we stopped near a creek and John made us sit. I sat up on a hill. We had to close our eyes and stay completely still. Once we were done we had to tell John what we heard the most. I heard the wind and the creek and a tree that sounded like it was going to fall over. We had to go back because we were out of time. We had to cross the creek. It was fun to cross the creek because we had to jump across stones. I thought that the plants and trees were the coolest thing. I also thought that the tarantula was very cool. I also liked the other wildlife; like the bugs and beetles, the dead tarantula and a butterfly. I thought that the creek was cool.
Pups Drinking Turkey Creek Water
Climbing Around the Creek Bank
Answer to the Joke of the Week: To prove he wasn't a chicken!