About an hour and a half northwest of Austin is the largest lake of the Highland Lakes–Lake Buchanan. The Vanishing Texas River Cruise to spend a morning (or an afternoon) exploring this lake which holds a couple of surprises–a waterfall and bald eagles. Yep, bald eagles in Texas at least from November to March. Unfortunately the last time we left the eagles had already migrated to their northern hunting grounds but it was still a relaxed way to afternoon and the waterfall was truly beautiful. One of the things I enjoyed about the cruise was that there wasn’t a lot of pressure to buy add-ons–food was available but you were welcome to bring your own; binoculars were also available but again they didn’t mind if you bought your own. Binocular’s are quite useful because of the wildlife that you can see on the cruise. In the two and a half-hour cruise we managed to see blue osprey, white osprey, feral spanish goats, and cattle from the Goodrich ranch (not so wild). All in all a wonderful way to spend a nice spring day.