Old Man Wandering Blog

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Beer and Black Beans…Monument Hill and Kreische Brewery State Historic Sites, LaGrange, Fayette County, Texas

Have you ever heard of the Mier Expedition or the Black Bean Incident? This obscure piece of Texas history is not even known by a lot of Texans. After the Treaty of Velasco ended the Texas Revolution and created the Republic of Texas the dispute with Mexico continued. Seems there was a disagreement about whichContinue reading “Beer and Black Beans…Monument Hill and Kreische Brewery State Historic Sites, LaGrange, Fayette County, Texas”

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

We moved to Texas to be near the Grandkids. My step-daughter who has the kids, knowing I was an avid hiker bought me a book; Sixty Hikes within Sixty Miles of Austin. I have by the way, done many of those hikes. But one that fascinated me was Enchanted Rock. Well over his sixty mileContinue reading “Technicolor Sunrises- Enchanted Rock State Natural Area -Fredericksburg, Gillespie County, Texas- The First Trip”

Gneiss Place, Inks Lake State Park-Burnet, Burnet County, Texas- Part 2-The Devil’s Waterhole

As previously Promised, the rest of Inks Lake……… One of the prettiest places to me in Central Texas is the Devil’s Waterhole at Inks Lake. Now it is a swimming hole which cruds it up when people are around but during the school months if you get there early all that is gone so youContinue reading “Gneiss Place, Inks Lake State Park-Burnet, Burnet County, Texas- Part 2-The Devil’s Waterhole”

Urban Hiking, Hamilton Greenbelt and Hurst Hollow, Lakeway, Travis County, Texas

Another place I like in Lakeway is the Hamilton Greenbelt. You can do the greenbelt loop out to an overlook and back or at the overlook you can continue into Hurst Hollow. I chose the latter of course. Not far along the trail you come to a small unnamed waterfall. One of Quinn’s favorite splashingContinue reading “Urban Hiking, Hamilton Greenbelt and Hurst Hollow, Lakeway, Travis County, Texas”

Urban Hiking, Mt. Lakeway and the Canyonlands, Rough Hollow, Lakeway, Travis County, Texas

Anyone who likes to hike really needs to download the REI Hiking Project App. That is where I found this great trail system that I otherwise had never seen on some of the more popular apps. Lakeway is one of the westernmost suburbs of Austin Texas, on the shores of Lake Travis. Within Lakeway isContinue reading “Urban Hiking, Mt. Lakeway and the Canyonlands, Rough Hollow, Lakeway, Travis County, Texas”

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