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“Thosands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out that going to the mountains is going home; that wilderness is a necessity.

John Muir

“Not all those who wander are lost”

J.R.R. Tolkien

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Pace Bend Park, Spicewood, Travis County Texas

After our July 4th getaway to Mineral Wells I continued my tour of the Lower Colorado River Authority parks. This is the last of the LCRA parks around Lake Travis or should I say the last that offer hiking. Several others are mainly boat ramps, swimming holes and picnic grounds. This is like Arkansas Bend…

Old Fort Parker Historic Site, Groesbeck, Limestone County Texas

When I did my previous post on Fort Parker State Park, I indicated that when I got the chance to get momma to the old fort I would. Well, here we are on the way home from Mineral Wells. It was a bit out of the way, but we are here. Old Fort Parker is…

Lake Mineral Wells State Park and Trailway, Mineral Wells, Parker County Texas

Wait a minute didn’t my last post put Mineral Wells in Palo Pinto County? Yes, it did but the city extends slightly into neighboring Parker County and that is where the state park is. Lake Mineral Wells was built in 1922 as the town grew and outgrew its water supply wells. The lake also supplied…

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