Deep in the Heart of Texas!
We arrived in Texas two nights ago after 450 very long miles! It felt soooo good to pull into the San Angelo KOA after a full day on the road. After a great night’s sleep, we continued on our way to Bandera, the Cowboy Capital of the World! My friend Lisa has lived there with her family for approximately five years and owns an amazing treatment center for active/retired military and law enforcement. I cannot even begin to describe how our visit to her facility touched our hearts. Lisa is the definition of a Hero’s Hero! Anyone who is reading my blog, please check out their website, warriorsheart.com.
Our campground in Bandera was not what you would call “kid friendly” but it did serve the purpose of our two day visit to Hill Country. As Alex set up the RV, we were greeted by two giant Longhorns and a couple of donkeys. Noah certainly enjoyed visiting with them for a bit:)
We decided to try a local eatery on one of the nights we were there, and it was awesome. The name of the restaurant is OST (Old Spanish Trail) and it’s been serving the people of Bandera and visitors alike since 1921. We were seated in the John Wayne room and enjoyed all of the factoids and memorabilia while we ate. We absolutely loved everything about it!
After exploring Bandera for a bit and visiting Lisa’s facility, we headed to Boerne (pronounced Bernie.) This was one of the cutest downtowns we have ever been to!
After grabbing a coffee and a chai tea latte, we continued on our Hill Country adventure. Our next stop was a short drive away in the town of Wimberley. If you have been reading my blog posts on a regular basis, you have probably figured out that I have a slight obsession with bodies of water. With that said, Jacob’s Well was next on our list to explore. They allow swimming with a reservation during the summer but in the off season visitors are allowed to freely stroll down to this hidden water wonder. From the parking lot it was a short walk with plenty to see on the way. Once there, we enjoyed sitting on the little bridge staring deep into the well and watching the fish swim by. From what I read, eight men and one woman have lost their lives while scuba diving in this mysterious abyss.
Our last stop of the day was the beautiful and very fun park in San Marcos fittingly called, The Children’s Park. We had a blast climbing, swinging, spinning and sliding. I can best compare playing on the playground as an adult, to participating in a yoga session. You often move your body in positions that you didn’t realize your body needed. Yoga and playing on the playground is a workout for your mind, body and soul.
See you in Austin!