People with good intentions and money can transform a community. When we made a trip to Waco we included a trip to the Silos and Magnolia Kitchen made famous by Chip and Joanna Gaines, a mother of five and an active businesswomen of HGTV fame. My memories of this area of Waco was of a … Continue reading Magnolia and Waco Mothers
Sunshine. Trails. Views. Scat. Cactus. Weird trees. Strange shaped rocks. Mesquite trees provided shade even in the heat of the morning as the grasses were blowing on the way to Gorman Falls. We missed the turn to the Falls and there was no sound to guide us because of low water. Within a short time, … Continue reading Colorado Bend Texas State Park
The city of San Antonio is slowly reopening after a year of Covid and a disastrous freeze in February 2021. The Riverwalk in the middle takes us to the reclaimed Pearl District for a birthday celebration in the Hotel Emma. It was a cool evening to stroll and listen to street musicians and live bands … Continue reading San Antonio Riverwalk Celebration
Our first hike in Lake Brownwood State Park was a delightful surprise. First, I thought all of this area was flat and this path was rocky, and up and down. Second, we hiked along the path with good views of the Lake and listened to the waves hitting the rocks. Third, I was hiking with … Continue reading Hiking Lake Brownwood State Park
Lake Brownwood State Park has several paths, but it only takes 3-4 times hiking to cover the entire park. Our first adventure was close to the gate. There was a public “feral pig” hunt going on in the park last time we visited. Closed for pig hunting – that led to asking some questions. Yes. … Continue reading Hiking is….different in Texas
Why would you move to Brownwood, Texas from Colorado Springs, Colorado? Buying a second home sight unseen having never been to Brownwood, relocating for one-third of the year 11 hours away, and moving with only what we could get into two vehicles was definitely a “leap of faith.” There is no hiking in flat Brownwood. But…. … Continue reading Brownwood, Texas? Why?