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... the lookout for Natty Flats. We found it after driving about five miles on 281. Natty Flats is a collection of old looking buildings and one very large cedar rocking chair (see picture). Two of the buildings are restaurants, one is a rustic furniture store and one is a mill where they cut the wood for the furniture. We were not the only ones there, there were four RVs and occupants from OR. The rocking chair ...
... from a gas station and saw signs for South Congress Avenue so we took a turn down there to see what there was. We soon found that this is a pretty trendy and weird part of town so we peeked into a few of the stores. There was an awesome costume shop that seemed to have everything (including an awesome name) called 'Lucy in Disguise with Diamonds', an incredibly bizarre collection of odd items in an antique shop called ...
... starting to get a little high for me now.
In the morning though, we have to leave, wishing we had another week to spend in Texas. But we’re not done with our favourite state just yet. Not far west of Austin is a lovely natural wonder, the Hamilton Pool. Unfortunately, it’s closed for swimming due to high bacteria levels, but we have a picnic lunch and take a few photos of the overhanging rocks. We meet an older couple from Houston out examining ...
... a hangout for "River Rats," who kayak, canoe and fish on this unique river. It's spring-fed, which is rare here and runs the year around. The water is clear and much like you'd see at home...without the ice.
We got to Junction, TX, the closest town to the park with ease. The flatlands gave way to rolling hills covered with brush and Live Oak trees, much like we've seen further south. The Live Oak has a leaf that is narrow and shaped ...
... is New Orleans and we can't wait!! Right now we are passing through Houston and stopping for lunch. Gotta run, but stay tuned for adventures from Luisiana......Voodoo Festival takes place while we are there this weekend and is when the city celebrates Halloween. We will definitely make sure to get pictures, I'm sure we will encounter some weird and interesting stuff! Xoxo Luke and Rebecca (Check out our previous entries when you can, we updated them with more ...
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