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Jan 17, 2016 - Amber and Scott

Friday did indeed turn out to be a good day for a hike. The trails were open and the weather was fine, so we headed out. At the far end of the campground was the trail to the Devil's Watering Hole and at the end of that the Spring Creek trail. Both were super easy, but still very pretty. We walked over some rocks called Neice (pronounced 'nice') that are found in this area. They are the oldest rocks in Texas, and very special amount all the limestone here. On Saturday my daughter niece, Amber and her fiance, Scott came out for dinner. They...

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Jan 14, 2016 - The Mean Eyed Cat Bar

Yesterday was another slow day. We stayed at home all day doing those little things that have to be done, including another walk with the kitty, who is reveling in all the green grass. We had invited a potential host over for dinner that night, Charlie. I had been referring to him as Changeable Charlie since last summer when he first started talking with me about hosting, but a number of things kept interfering with his plans. He turned out to be a well traveled and very interesting gentleman who will be a good addition to our team in the...

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Jan 12, 2016 - LBJ National Historic Site

The Texas Hill Country is a beautiful area of rolling hills and a surprising amount of water in the form of numerous rivers and lakes. And many cedar trees! (Note to self-avoid this area at all costs when the cedar trees are pollinating! as Don is particularly susceptible to 'cedar fever'.) Anyway, we took the day to drive to the LBJ National historic site, including a ranch and house tour. We were both blown away. I suppose it is one thing to read about a president in a history class, but another entirely to see all the bits and details...

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Jan 11, 2016 - Don's birthday

Well today is the Old Guy's birthday. He is 72 today! Not sure how that happened, but there you go-time marches on! We got up with no particular plans other than birthday dinner and cake. Then we got a call from our friends and previous campground hosts, Bev and Phyl,who invited us to meet them in Marble Falls for lunch. It was so good to see them again. We had a good lunch at their favorite restaurant and they sent Don home with a whole cherry pie. We went back to their place after lunch to get caught up on mutual friends and campground...

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Jan 10, 2016 - Places to go

We spent the 8th with Dennis and Diane again, this time on their island. We planned this day because it was supposed to be sunny. Unfortunately the sun never did peek out, but we thoroughly enjoyed our tour of Port Aransas and the 2 ferry rides. We had lunch in one of their favorite places on the water. Fish again! We used up the last of our firewood that evening at home. The next day we did laundry and gathered up our things to prepare to leave the next day. Curiously, a female cardinal spent the day attacking our living room window. We...

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Apr 12, 2008 - Meandering through the scenic byways

A small herd of deer bade us farewell as we left the park. The next few days were spent wandering the rural roads in search of wildflowers and in observation of life in rural Texas. We found the people to be friendly, helpful and very proud of their state, keeping it very clean. We saw school children. lead by their teachers. picking up trash from the streets. It looked like it was a scheduled class activity. In any case we did not see litter anywhere.

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