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Travel Blogs from Bandera
It was so warm last night that we ran the AC fan through most of the night. When I got up about six, it was about sixty degrees out, but cloudy.
It had rained just enough to moisten the earth and clean the windshield a bit. We decided to watch the weather and hopefully take our hike after lunch. It's almost lunchtime and the clouds have lowered to the point that we can't see the hills in the distance. And, were having a ...
We had a beautiful drive today once we got out of the San Antonio area. We soon found ourselves in the famous Texas Hill Country. The winding roads and steep ascents and descents reminded me a bit of home. It was green, however, and the trees weren't pines or firs or even larch, but Live Oaks and such. We did just a bit over a hundred miles and got to our site just in time for lunch.
We took a walk along ...
April 5, 2013
Lost Maples SP, Tx
Out of Casa Blanca SP and north on I-35
about one-hundred miles, then FM 187 north to Lost Maples SP. About
50 miles away from Laredo, and the RGV, the desert begins to allow
some farming and plenty of oil and gas works with all that entails.
Lay-down lots and trailer parks for the wildcat drillers and
pipe-liners. Not much different than Louisiana, North Dakota, ...
... two nights in the beautiful hill country of Texas. The drive to Lost Maples was awesome, really pretty country, then there is this park.
It's our favorite yet. It is sort of in a canyon so we are looking at rock cliffs and beautiful trees and streams. There are birds everywhere and State Parks score again with our giant site ...
The rough guide describes Bandera as having the look and feel of an old Western movie set and is named the cowboy capital of Texas and in true Texas state of mind tradition; we didn't rock up in Bandera unprepared. The must do things in Bandera are 1) stay on a dude ranch, 2) drink beer and dance in one of the many saloons, 3) Learn to two step. I'm happy to report we managed all three.
We spent 3 days at Dixie Dude ranch a great place east of Bandera where you are fed home ...