Old Man Wandering Blog

Keep wondering………keep wandering

South to North or North to South, It Doesn’t Matter Lake Bastrop, Bastrop, Bastrop County Texas

At the end of the day, it doesn’t matter at Lake Bastrop. Lake Bastrop contains two parks, the Southshore Park and the North Shore Park with a 4.5-mile trailway between them, and a loop in each park. So where do you start? It doesn’t matter because you are eventually going to return to the sameContinue reading “South to North or North to South, It Doesn’t Matter Lake Bastrop, Bastrop, Bastrop County Texas”

Urban Hiking-Blue Hole and the Pickett Trail, Georgetown, Williamson County Texas

Found myself in Georgetown one day with some time to kill. I came across Blue Hole Park and thought, why not. The hike started on the pavement, but the South San Gabriel River was beautiful here. The South San Gabriel River rises in the Texas Hill Country near the town of Burnet and flows thirty-fourContinue reading “Urban Hiking-Blue Hole and the Pickett Trail, Georgetown, Williamson County Texas”

The Day of the Vultures, and Another CCC Park, Meridian State Park, Meridian, Bosque County, Texas

Texas has 51 State Parks I have now visited 24 of them at least one time. Today was Meridian State Park. Meridian is about two and a half hours from home, but I wanted to get another one off the list so away I went. Meridian is another of Texas’ many CCC built parks. MeridianContinue reading “The Day of the Vultures, and Another CCC Park, Meridian State Park, Meridian, Bosque County, Texas”

Signal Hill on Mt. Magazine, Paris, Logan County Arkansas – Pig Tail Scenic Byway, Ozark, Franklin County, Arkansas

And I just surpassed the NPS for the longest name of something! We left Hot Springs on Arkansas State Route 7 which is a scenic byway through the Ouachita’s. Known as Scenic 7 the road takes you to Arkansas Route 22. This trip will take us across the Ouachita’s and the Ozarks which are dividedContinue reading “Signal Hill on Mt. Magazine, Paris, Logan County Arkansas – Pig Tail Scenic Byway, Ozark, Franklin County, Arkansas”

Hot Springs National Park, Hot Springs, Garland County, Arkansas

Hot Springs was the first National Park in America…. well kind of. The land was set aside by congressional act in 1832 “to be developed for future recreational use.” Five years after the establishment of the National Park Service, Hot Springs became a full fledged national Park in 1921, nearly 100 years after the landContinue reading “Hot Springs National Park, Hot Springs, Garland County, Arkansas”

President William Jefferson Clinton Birthplace Home National Historical Site, Hope, Arkansas

Late September is vacation time. Being in retail, as the holiday season approaches, it gets harder to get time off so we try to go around this time of year, before the holidays and after school has resumed to lessen the crowds. When Momma said she wanted to go to Arkansas I was all inContinue reading “President William Jefferson Clinton Birthplace Home National Historical Site, Hope, Arkansas”

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