Guadalupe River State Park, The Bauer Unit, Boerne, Kendall County, Texas

I went back to Guadalupe River to the Bauer unit a few months after my first trip. This is a really primitive area with no restrooms and no water. Let’s start with some more Texas pronunciation. The nearest town to the Bauer Unit is Boerne, Texas. That is pronounced Bur-nee, not Born nor Born-nee. PhilippContinue reading “Guadalupe River State Park, The Bauer Unit, Boerne, Kendall County, Texas”

The CCC Parks-Fort Parker State Park, Mexia, Limestone County, Texas

To start this post let’s do a little lesson in pronunciation. Mexia is not Mex E ah, it is pronounced Ma-HEE-ah. Fort Parker is yet another CCC built park in Texas. This one was built by the all African-American-Company 3807 (C), from 1935-1942 after the city of Mexia and two local property owners ceded landContinue reading “The CCC Parks-Fort Parker State Park, Mexia, Limestone County, Texas”

The CCC Parks- Mother Neff State Park, Gatesville, Coryell County, Texas

Mother Neff, that’s a strange name for a park. Mother Neff was the first State Park developed in Texas. The initial 6 acres of the park were donated by Isabella Neff the mother of the sitting Governor at the time, Pat Neff. Upon his mother’s death in 1921 Governor Neff named the park Mother NeffContinue reading “The CCC Parks- Mother Neff State Park, Gatesville, Coryell County, Texas”

The CCC Parks, Bastrop State Park, Bastrop, Bastrop County, Texas

Rocks! what a way to start a post. Rocks! There is a method to this madness though. Bastrop State park in Bastrop Texas is a park totally built by Company 1805 and Company 1811 of the Civilian Conservation Corps from 1933 to 1939 and everything is built from this, red sandstone. I love visiting anythingContinue reading “The CCC Parks, Bastrop State Park, Bastrop, Bastrop County, Texas”

Don’t hit the Damn Cows! Colorado Bend State Park, Bend, San Saba County, Texas

One of my favorite spots to hike in Texas is Colorado Bend. Colorado Bend combines canyons, springs and waterfalls, which by the way are not very numerous in Texas, so to find a good one is a great challenge. At Colorado Bend, Gorman Falls is one of the best …….. the tallest continuously flowing waterfallContinue reading “Don’t hit the Damn Cows! Colorado Bend State Park, Bend, San Saba County, Texas”

Lost Maples State Natural Area, Vanderpool, Bandera County, Texas

Lost Maples State Natural Area is a long way for a day trip. But I had heard it was a good place to Find fall in Texas so I am heading here in August. I want to check out the hiking to see if it is something that momma can do. Lost Maples lies alongContinue reading “Lost Maples State Natural Area, Vanderpool, Bandera County, Texas”

Technicolor Sunrises- Enchanted Rock State Natural Area-Fredericksburg, Gillespie County, Texas-The Sunrise Trip

………… So I did……… Oh yeah in case you forgot, I caught the sunrise on my next trip to Enchanted Rock. The most enchanting thing at Enchanted Rock are the sunrises. This park opens early at 6:30 am so you can climb the rock and see the sunrise. It’s gorgeous. I arrived just as theContinue reading “Technicolor Sunrises- Enchanted Rock State Natural Area-Fredericksburg, Gillespie County, Texas-The Sunrise Trip”

Mission Espiritu/ Presidio La Bahia- Goliad State Park and Historical Site, Goliad, Goliad County, Texas

I am a hiker, momma is not but from time to time we find a place that we both enjoy. This time out it was Goliad State Park and Historical Site in Goliad Texas. We have been in the pandemic now for a few months. Now imagine my surprise when momma said I want toContinue reading “Mission Espiritu/ Presidio La Bahia- Goliad State Park and Historical Site, Goliad, Goliad County, Texas”

Where “Everybody’s Somebody”-Luckenbach, Fredericksburg, Gillespie County Texas.

…………..we went to Luckenbach Texas with Waylon and Willie and the Boys”. Luckenbach is a Texas ghost town that has been turned into an important music and festival venue. But who can forget Waylon Jennings’ 1977 hit song, Luckenbach Texas, (Back to the Basics of Love). It charted #1 on the country charts for 4Continue reading “Where “Everybody’s Somebody”-Luckenbach, Fredericksburg, Gillespie County Texas.”

Willkommen……. Fredericksburg, Gillespie County Texas

Willkommen bei Fredericksburg Texas! For Charlotte’s birthday I always try to arrange a trip somewhere that she has continuously talked about all year. The first year in Texas it was Fredericksburg. Fredericksburg is unique in that it has retained much of it’s German culture over the century of it’s existence. But wait….. wasn’t Texas settledContinue reading “Willkommen……. Fredericksburg, Gillespie County Texas”