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”

Falling Water and Big Trees, Chalk Ridge Falls Nature Area, Stillhouse Hollow Lake, Belton, Bell County, Texas

Dana Peak Park is on the northern shore of Stillhouse Hollow Lake. To the east near the dam is a small but great hiking venue at Chalk Ridge Falls. A good waterfall in this part of Texas is rare. There are many places for water to fall, there’s just no water. And here I foundContinue reading “Falling Water and Big Trees, Chalk Ridge Falls Nature Area, Stillhouse Hollow Lake, Belton, Bell County, Texas”

Urban Hiking-Shoulda Just Climbed One of the Downtown Skyscrapers- Riverplace Nature Trail, Austin, Travis County Texas

I heard a lot about Riverplace as a hiking venue. Still do; for some reason people love it. I did it and I am done. For two reasons I say that. Number one, since humans are nasty animals there is now a fee to hike the trail. It was set at 10 dollars and 10Continue reading “Urban Hiking-Shoulda Just Climbed One of the Downtown Skyscrapers- Riverplace Nature Trail, Austin, Travis County Texas”

Urban Hiking- Lake Pflugerville, Pflugerville, Travis County, Texas

Probably the most urban hike I have done is Lake Pflugerville. Lake Pflugerville is treeless, surrounded by neighborhoods on three sides and a major road on the other. It is fully paved with concrete in the park and crushed gravel elsewhere. has no scenery, but it is three miles around the lake, so Quinn andContinue reading “Urban Hiking- Lake Pflugerville, Pflugerville, Travis County, Texas”

Urban Hiking- Gilleland Creek Park, Pflugerville, Travis County, Texas

If you jump the back fence of our neighborhood, when you hit the ground you are in Travis County and the City of Pflugerville, Texas. Although the City of Pflugerville unwisely has paved their trails, they have some of the best in the area. This trail runs right along Gilleland Creek. One way takes youContinue reading “Urban Hiking- Gilleland Creek Park, Pflugerville, Travis County, Texas”