Running-R Guest Ranch
Travel Blogs from Bandera
... mist falling... The wind is blowing, so we're hoping that the storm will pass and we can get outside to recycle a few cookies and some ice-cream with carmel sauce, chocolate syrup and crushed Nieman-Marcus cookies... Ahhh, the thought of it.
Now doesn't that make you feel just a skosh better? I know that you have snow in the Queen City and other towns in the Big MT and sympathize with you, but we're traveling and expect ...
... 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 ...
... or West Virginia. Yes, we passed some Chesapeake pads
too. As you near Sabinal (eat at R-B-Q, better brisket than Rudy's!
honest) you began to notice the changing landscape. The desert
suddenly has given way to the Foothills. The real money in real
estate is near Utopia. Ranch roads with beautiful iron gates and no
house in sight.
These Texas Foothills are the weathered
remnants of a large ...
... s sheltered picnic table.
We have no phone, no e-mail, kind of nice.
Last night I finally got the hit of stars I've been jonesing for for years, they were thick and bright. It felt like more stars than sky. Beautiful.
Nice hike with the dogs today and they were overjoyed with getting to swim in the crystal clear streams.
... meals 3 times a day, go riding - western style - twice a day and spend your spare time, relaxing, swimming, hiking or practicing your roping skills.
I think it is fair to say that neither Chris, his family nor I could be called horsemen or women but we defiantly gave it a go, we defiantly looked the part and we defiantly had fun despite the rain. And oh my god did it rain. It hasn't rained in this part of the Hill country for 2 years but we sat on the front porch and ...