Gruene and Working Steps!
Trip Start Jan 09, 2009
99Trip End Jun 01, 2009
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While the Beast was occupied we took a trip to Gruene, a restored 19th century town and had an excellent lunch at the Grist Mill. We browsed through the general store and the music hall - where many Texas musicians got their start
We decided to try another park rather than go back to Hill Country. We would recommend Hill Country but would suggest that River Ranch is best saved for a quick overnight stop when everything else is full - unless it is cool enough that your windows are closed. This park is located under the I35, and while the concrete pads and services are excellent, it has two drawbacks - if it is wet season, it is located in the flood plain and it has a lot of road noise from the highway!
While here we had our first encounter with fire ants - thankfully a neighbour noticed and knew where to get the compound they use to control them. I gather that, with everything so dry in this area, they are everywhere.