Rainbow Hearth Sanctuary and Retreat
Travel Blogs from Burnet
First stop we checked out the WW2 planes and got to see them drag one out and start it up... Fun Times. Then we went to a pre-civil war army fort and the gentleman running the place made sure we knew it was called the "war of northern oppresion"!! I guess some people are still bitter about that war! ...
... above sea level in Austin to 6900 feet in Santa Fe, with the Sangre de Cristos towering another several thousand feet above.
The last part of the trip in to Santa Fe we experienced rain but had stopped by the time we pulled in and unhooked the car and got the truck unloaded. Glad to be back so we can go to our exercise classes, ride our bikes, and volunteer with WildEarth Guardians !
... miles outside of Llano.
They are really a treat to watch.
They were taking turns carrying in nest building materials.
Later will be the real treat: watching the young ones trying to get up their courage to fly!
Made it in to Austin and continued with our errands getting everything ready.
Decided to spend the night in our camper at glorious McKinney Falls State Park. So peaceful.
... If only she new.
Now that I'm off the major roads, and into the boonies, things seem to be getting a little more interesting. Little bit more "up close and personal" with the locals. Not sure they are prepared for that. You don't see any bikers in these parts, near as I can tell. People look at me funny. Even more so than they do at home. Pickup trucks seem to be the ride of choice. Big pickup trucks. With large critter deflecting grates mounted ...
In April 2010, I ran across a magazine that said the Gorman Falls Hike at Colorado Bend State Park is one of the best hikes in Texas. So I finally decided to go check it out.
I got to the park around 11am and hiked the Cedar Chopper Loop to the Old Gorman Road Trail then across Gorman Creek then down to the falls. It was really beautiful.