Travel Blogs from Bandera
... came through about 9 pm. There was a lot of thunder, lightening and rain. Now when you are in an RV, you basically are in a big tin can, so when the rain hits, it is very noisy. Luckily the wind didn't blow very hard so the coach was not rocking and rolling. After the storm we turned in but then the second round hit about 4:30 in the morning and this time there was hail and pecans (the RV park is in a pecan orc**********g with ...
... on his success to become a Texas Ranger, a Confederate army captain, a mercantile businessman, banker, philanthropist and wealthy rancher. He is considered to be one of the pioneers who shaped the Hill Country.
The Mansion was begun in 1879 and had several additions over 18 years. Many of the furnishings were original to the house which was given to the Masonic ...
... got a shot of. Sweet dog, but he didn't look anything like the labradoodles I'd seen before. He strongly resembled a Water Spaniel with an unkempt look.
We saw less folks today, being a Monday, when the loyal folks are back at work helping us to do what we do. The Sun came out and warmed us up nicely and it's about eighty, above, now. The breeze is fine and keeps one cool out in the great outdoors.
This is a ...
... Trail. This area is unique in that it is covered with maples that apparently survived the Ice Age. The trees here include Lacey's Oaks, Chinquapin Oaks, Florida Basswood, American Sycamore, Green Ash, Black Willow, Sugar Hackberry and Pecan. One species looks a lot like the Juniper, but smells like Cedar.
We were on the Sabinal River which flows slowly and very clear. It's inhabited by large mouth bass ...
... it might be a turkey cooker but it soon took on
the shape of a 12'' Orion Telescope! Star-show! Hank had come out to
the park from Houston just for the dark skies that this area offers.
He walked us across sky from planets to star clusters and nebulas to
galaxies until late in the evening. Just another case for not
worrying about what's going on and just living into it! Thanks again
Hank. Good luck and safe travels!