Mount Bonnell – Austin, TX


May 24, 2009 – Mount Bonnell

Mount Bonnell map

Mount Bonnell, and Covert Park at the top of the summit, has a portion of Lake Austin running alongside it in Austin, Texas.  The mount provides a vista for viewing the city of Austin, Lake Austin, and the surrounding hills.  I really especially wanted to visit this location pretty much because of the legend surrounding it…

Legend has it that the 99 steps to the top hold enchanting qualities: if a couple climbs the mount once, they fall in love. Twice, and they become engaged. Three times, and they are destined to be married for life.  How lovely is that?  Needless to say, Sonny and I did a bit of hiking up and down those 99 steps that day.  :)


“I never knew love could be like this
I never knew love could be like this
I go around thinking I’m a genius
But I never knew love could be like this

Cartography
Is not my metier
And the mountain side of daydreams
Too steep for me today
Lovers lost before us
And most did not return
The few who so held out hardy
Now going down and burned

I never knew love could be like this
Was anyone else but me surprised?
How anything happens is mysterious
And I never knew love could be like this

Biography
Is all they understand
No semaphore or secrets
Or just good old pretend
Now they all are sleeping
But this keeps us awake
These words, they need safekeeping
A promise not to break

I never knew love could be like this
I never knew love could be like this
I go around thinking I’m a genius
But I never knew love
Has it ever been love?
Oh, I never knew love could be like this”


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