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Sunday, February 6th, 2011
10:07 am
LBJ State Park: Sauer-Beckmann Living History Farm
The Lyndon B Johnson State Park is located on Hwy 290 Between Johnson City and Stonewall Texas. It's a beautiful park for a picnic, and there are lots of activities planned throughout the year. The visitor center offers tours, and you can get a cd for your car for a driving tour. I am looking forward to returning very soon.

The Sauer-beckmann Farmstead is a living history farm. The staff work the farm just like it was worked in 1915 using the same implements and without running water and electricity. Such a great history lesson.

Thursday, November 5th, 2009
9:44 am
Wurstfest 2009 - New Braunfels Texas
Admission $8.00  (there are coupons available from the website for some days - we got a 2 for 1 special)
Weekday 5pm-10am  Weekends 11am-Midnight
Food booths, trinkets, lots of quality entertainment.

Monday, August 24th, 2009
10:31 am
Prairie Dog Town - Lubbock, Texas
This is located in Mackenzie Park.  Right off the highway - easy to get to.  Admission to the park is free.  Nothing fancy - was a nice stop off, and it would be a great place to bring the kids to see the a Prairie Dogs, have a picnic, and play at the playgrounds.

From the park you can see the wind turbines that are right in the city - very cool :-)

Monday, May 18th, 2009
7:47 am
Thursday, April 2nd, 2009
8:03 am
Homestead Trail - McKinney State Park
 McKinney State Park - Austin Texas
Homestead Trail


Friday, March 27th, 2009
9:33 am
South Texas Botanical Garden & Nature Center
Admission $5 (senior discount available)

Saturday, March 7th, 2009
10:10 pm
Government Canyon State Natural Area (San Antonio)

Hiked Wildcat Canyon & Sendero Balcones trails.

Thursday, February 26th, 2009
11:22 am
Japanese Tea Garden - San Antonio
The Japanese Tea Garden is located close to the Zoo in San Antonio.  There is no admission fee.  It's a nice stop off. 

Friday, January 30th, 2009
11:29 am
Sunday, January 18th, 2009
7:57 pm
Pedernales Falls (Primitive Camping Area & Below Bluffs)
These are pictures taken on the way to the primitive camping area at Pedernales Falls as well as the area below the bluffs there.

Thursday, January 15th, 2009
4:17 pm
Monday, December 8th, 2008
10:10 pm
Sunday, November 30th, 2008
7:16 pm
Medina River Natural Area
Hiked Rio Medina and Olmos trails - just over an hour.
The park is well cared for. The trail is short (maybe 2 miles) and mostly flat with uneven terrain in some areas.
If you are in the area, it's a good place to check out; however, I wouldn't make it my only destination.
San Antonio Missions National Historical Park is close - I'd do both.
There is no admission fee (unless you are fishing - then you just need a license)


10:12 am
A Day In My Life November 16, 2008
dod-w-ras going to the Texas Renaissance Festival Link to festival Web site on this day. I hadn’t been in a couple of years, for any number of reasons, but decided since Dory (eats_veggies, was going, that it would be fun to have someone to traipse around my old stomping grounds, with some one. Plus she is good company and was bringing her daughter Sierra...


I had planned to get an earlier start than I did, and the fact that I didn’t want to get out of bed that morning was of little or no consequence later on. As it was, I was still out of bed by 6:15 or thereabout.

A life time of rising early is a hard habit to break. Lots of pictures in this post so beware.

90+ pictures ~Dial-up users ~ You have been warnedCollapse )
So there you have it! A day with TexasT's! At the Texas Renaissance festival!

Current Mood: Whew!
Sunday, November 16th, 2008
10:08 pm
Sunday, November 9th, 2008
11:01 pm
20th Annual LoneStar Vegetarian Chili Cookoff
November 9, 2008 held at the old Austin Farmers Market on Burnett in Austin.

Saturday, November 8th, 2008
7:00 pm
Friedrich Wilderness Park
Friedrich Wilderness Park is just off I-10 in San Antonio.  There is no fee to park or hike.

This park is all about hiking.  There are several inter-connected trails.  We did most of them including Vista Loop, Upland Range, and Fern Del.  Vista Loop was a workout because it was up up up, but the only really tricky sections were at Fern Del.  If you have bad knees, hiking the upper trails probably isn't a good idea.

We saw deer on the lower level.  They are used to humans - only taking off when too many people came around.

Great fun. I think we explored about two and a half hours.

Wednesday, November 5th, 2008
11:48 pm
Onion Creek Hike & Bike Trail
On the way to the Austin airport to pick up my daughter I popped in at McKinney Falls State Park for a look around.  I walked a little of the Onion Creek Trail (30 minutes in and 30 out).  Ugh, I won't do that again without having unlimited time.  I really hated to have to leave.  Definitely will return soon to spend all day - or camp overnight.  Here is a slideshow of the few pictures I snapped.....

Admission to the park $4.00

Sunday, November 2nd, 2008
8:26 pm
7:06 pm
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