This week we took a break from the computers and headed to Guadalupe River State Park to enjoy the fall color with our dogs, Tiki and Irie. The cypress trees along the river were simply beautiful, and the park was nice and quiet, perfect for a sunny walk… …skipping some stones… …and just enjoying the […]
I couldn’t resist a stop at Berdoll’s Pecan Candy and Gift Company without a photo of the famous Miss Pearl! This Texas-sized squirrel was a real lady during our visit and didn’t cause any barking by our girls Irie and Tiki (who have issues with squirrels.) Besides the obligatory Miss Pearl photo, we also stopped […]
This beautiful lookout is located within the Austin city limits.From R.R. 2222, turn onto Mount Bonnell Road. You’ll find a parking area then it’s a walk up steep steps to the highest point in town with a panoramic view of the city and the surrounding hills. The view is well worth the climb!
On this week’s drive to Port Aransas, we made a stop in Lockhart, a central Texas town known for its title as the barbecue capital of Texas. While the ‘que may have made Lockhart legendary among foodies, its historical architecture and small-town charm have secured this Hill Country community a place in Hollywood history, too. […]
Fulton Harbor, located within walking distance of the historic Fulton Mansion, is home to both commercial and recreational vehicles–and plenty of bird life.
We just returned from three nights in Port Aransas with our dogs Irie and Tiki! We’ll be bringing you more about our favorite finds but, first, we wanted to share some fun Halloween photos from the beach. Happy Halloween!
Although 96 percent of Bastrop State Park was impacted by the September 2011 wildfires, the worst in Texas history, the park still has many beautiful enclaves. We’ve loved this park for years and always drive through it when we’re in the area. Over the past two years, we’ve seen many more plants, bushes, and trees […]
Georgetown’s San Gabriel Park has served for centuries as a gathering site. Native Americans camped on the verdant grounds, pioneers met here, and early Georgetown residents congregated on the riverbanks for parades and meetings, including one event that featured speaker Sam Houston. Today, park lovers enjoy shady picnics under the oak and pecan trees. Children […]
Recently on the way home from Port Aransas, we enjoyed a detour to the small community of Panna Maria, America’s oldest Polish settlement. The focal point of the peaceful community is the Church of the Immaculate Conception. Read more about the Church of the Immaculate Conception.
This week we headed out to Elgin, located east of Austin, to the Elgin Christmas Tree Farm. a family-friendly, dog-friendly day trip. As the name suggests, the farm is well-known for their pick-your-own Christmas tree business but, throughout October, they have a month of autumn fun. Hayrides, mazes, pumpkin photo opps, picnic grounds, farm animals […]