Yesterday we went on one of our many family hikes at Comanche Lookout Park. I lived in San Antonio for 4 years during college and never even knew of this park until I moved back. Not only is this park a beauty, but it has history! This park has the 4th highest point in Bexar County, which was used by Native Americans for warfare and hunting. One of the lookout posts still remains and is an awesome sight to see.
This park has both paved and non-paved trails, and a good number of benches to sit and enjoy the views. This park is dog friendly, which is a must for us! One of the reasons I hate going to the gym, is the fact that I have to leave our dogs (children) at home. I almost always turn my hikes into a more intense workout, so I can be with the dogs :). Working out with your dogs outside not only makes it more fun, but it makes it feel like less of a work out. Our normal route is to take the non paved path to the right of the main entrance. It is elevated and takes you right up to a pretty cool view with a bench if you need a rest.
A bit farther past the bench is a paved path, off to the right, where I do 50 lunges. I can definitely already feel the burn at this point! As you continue past the lookout post, there are some straight-a-ways that are good for sprinting and racing the pups. Layla is almost 9 months old, so she is a big ball of energy right now. Any chance she gets to run and chase us, she takes it and absolutely loves it. I usually try to do at least 5 20-second sprints each hike.
The highest point at this park has some benches to sit and relax and enjoy the spectacular views. I do 50 more lunges on the route back to the car. If you’re looking for more of a challenge, do your lunges on the non paved paths! Comment your favorite spots to hike in San Antonio! Thanks for reading! 🙂
WHAT YOU NEED:
1 small pumpkin
1 medium pumpkin
1 large pumpkin
3 wooden letters that spell out “BOO”
black and orange spray paint
sliver glitter spray
hot glue gun
Hot glue gun: Walmart
All other supplies: Hobby Lobyy
This pumpkin craft is really easy and turns out super cute. First, I spray painted the small and large sized pumpkins black and the medium sized pumpkin orange. You don’t have to spray paint the medium pumpkin orange, but mine was a little marked up and dirty and the paint covers that right up. The black pumpkins were spray painted with 2 layers. While I let the pumpkins dry I painted each letter for the ‘BOO’ and did two layers on those as well. Once the pumpkins were dry, I sprayed all three with silver glitter. After all the letters and pumpkins were dry, I hot glued the letters to the pumpkins and then glued the pumpkins on top of each other. The hot glue gun I use is high temperature and works really well. It is less than $7 at Walmart. It doesn’t come with the glue sticks, so make sure you get those and that they are the right size for the gun. Lastly, I painted the stem of the pumpkin on top gold for a little extra touch. Happy Halloween! 🙂
TOP: Old Navy
FLANNEL: Forever 21
SHOES: sold out/ Similar
The other day we went to Owl Creek Pumpkin Patch and it was seriously the cutest! If you live in San Antonio or any surrounding areas, I highly recommend going. Their entry fees are cheap and they have just about everything. The entrance is kind of small with small signs so keep your eyes peeled. We passed it up the first time! They have a fun “potato launch” game when you first walk in, along with a couple other fun little games. There is a petting zoo, pony rides, hay and corn mazes, tractor rides, and, of course, tons of pumpkins. They even have a little tented area to paint the pumpkins. They also have cute set ups made out of hay (pictured above). They allow dogs, however you can’t use the petting zoo or hay rides if you bring them. I wore my FAVORITE jeans from H&M. Ladies, these jeans are not only the most comfy jeans ever, they are only 10 bucks. They literally go with everything. I love them so much, I have 2 pairs! The flannel I just got is from Forever 21 and it is seriously the softest. I can’t wait until it cools down here so I can wear it as a shirt.
Here is a link with the exact address and details for the pumpkin patch.