Texas: Roadside wildflowers

Since we didn't find the fields of wildflowers we were looking for in or around Fredericksburg, we decided to hunt down roadside wildflowers. Note, all photos in this post were taken with the Jeep parked safely off the road in marked parking areas. We didn't intrude on private property or park our Jeep on dry … Continue reading Texas: Roadside wildflowers

Texas: It’s all in the details (in Fredericksburg)

We've been searching for fields of wildflowers, because we've only been finding patches here and there. The areas west of Austin (Fredericksburg, Burnet, Kingsland, Marble Falls, etcetera) are all supposed to be cool places to find not just bluebonnets, but gobs and gobs of wildflowers. Apparently, even though they are blooming, it's not quite "peak … Continue reading Texas: It’s all in the details (in Fredericksburg)

Texas: Bastrop county courthouse and historic county jail

If you've been following us for a while, you know we love a good county courthouse. Since we're here for the next few months, we figured we should check out the Bastrop county courthouse and surrounding buildings. The county courthouse building There's a lot more information here, but the Bastrop County Courthouse is a three-story, … Continue reading Texas: Bastrop county courthouse and historic county jail

Texas: Severe weather and tornado outbreak

On Monday, March 21, we received warning that severe weather was heading for the Austin area. We let our employers know that at any time, we may have to shut down without any notice, but we weren't worried. Tornado watch At 3 p.m., we received a tornado watch. As I've heard before, a "watch" means … Continue reading Texas: Severe weather and tornado outbreak

Texas: Scenic overlook at Bastrop State Park

Since we moved to outside the Austin area, we are visiting all the state parks. Today, we visited Bastrop State Park, which is home to the "Lost Pines" and 32 miles east of Austin. Wildfire and flood damage Major events damaged Bastrop State Park in recent years. The Bastrop Complex Wildfire in 2011 affected 96 … Continue reading Texas: Scenic overlook at Bastrop State Park

Texas: Another RV family member passes

We knew it was coming, but it still came as a shock. Cleo crossed over to the rainbow bridge on Wednesday, 2/16/2022 - joining both Murphy and Willow. It's excruciating to lose a family member, whether it is animal or human. Cleo was definitely a part of our family. We picked up Cleo from the … Continue reading Texas: Another RV family member passes

Texas: More time at the seashore

That's right. We went to Padre Island National Seashore again. As we finish up our time here in the area for the winter, we're looking at our list of places to see. This is one of the places that just begs to be visited more than once. Birds In my previous post , I focused … Continue reading Texas: More time at the seashore