Hill Country


Katy had been hearing about Texas “Hill Country” from a lot of her friends so this was a must see for this trip even if we didn’t have a lot of time to do so.  With higher priority given to seeing people she hadn’t seen for a long while — our Hill Country time became a simple drive through to a few places that had been mentioned.  I wanted to share this view of birds on the wires on Sunday night.  It’s amazing the noises a flock of birds can make.  It just makes my heart glad to listen.

feb14aWe had a brief introduction to Lost Maples on Sunday, so Monday it was a good long look around Fredericksburg and a drive past the LBJ historical sites as well as some time at Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge. We finished up the day’s drive in Waco for a  day with a leisurely 200 miles travel.

Fredericksburk is clearly a place we need to re-visit and spend some time.  I can see a week in the area without any problems if and when we get here.  Inertia always being an obstacle!

The town of Fredericksburg is plenty big enough to keep you occupied for a couple days.  The architecture is lovely with lots of masonry and brick buildings.  The germanic heritage is impossible to miss and there are a lot of folk stories to be heard and enjoyed.

20170213145631001 There’s always room and time enough for a little humor. Clearly Katy was having fun licking the M&M’s ice cream cone here.  The shot of the three of us was taken later in the day at Balcones Canyonlands where it was overcast but lovely.

20170213094836001We knew that our next day — from Waco TX to Fort Leonard Wood MO — was going to be a wet one — the forecast was clear.  In fact it proved to be 400 miles of wet, and slosh and traffic out of nearly 600 miles; but good company and a good outlook kept us all happy and comfy.

feb14bThe purpose being to get Katy back home, join in on the wedding shower and to be able to cram the car full of belongings to bring home — so we were people with a mission.  Still, it’s always fun to spend time together.

Thanks for stopping and I’ll be here again tomorrow. Check in and see where we end up!

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6 Comments

  1. Small world… When we settle, it will be near Fort Leonard Wood!

    Looks like y’all have had a blast and hit a bunch of the good spots on your trek!

    Enjoy the rest of your visit! Best of luck to you all!

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    1. Yes we have!

      Missouri is a beautiful state. Too much winter time ice for me though. I think that’s one time I’d rather have the snow. Snow you can see and ‘handle’ — ice, can be a son-of-a-gun!

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  2. I adore Fredericksburg that whole area. Lots of great memories there over the years, for sure. My family always vacationed in the Hill Country every summer, closer to the Highland Lakes area, so a piece of my heart will always be there from all the dear memories I have. Lost Maples and Garner are both beautiful places, too.

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