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Hill Country Camping No comments yet

We don’t get any public holiday’s around Easter, but we did head out to the Texas hill country for our first family camping trip.

Here is what I learned:

  • The town Leakey is pronounced LAKE-EE. If you say LEAK-EE people won’t know what the hell you’re talking about.
  • If you find yourself looking for braai grill at 6:15 on a Friday evening and the little grocery store near the campground doesn’t have one, the owner will call all the other shop owners along the Frio river to find out who has one. They had some in Leakey.
  • Our tent is waterproof!
  • You can keep boys occupied for a whole weekend with dirt and water – and if you give them water cannons they won’t want to come out of the river.
  • Adam is not afraid of hairy caterpillars.
  • The Lost Maples Cafe in Uptopia has a great old-timey vibe – but the coffee is reliably awful.
  • Werner can produce great campfire ghosts stories on demand, and will include knights and cowboys if asked nicely.


Sunday swimming No comments yet

There are a couple of things we’ve been meaning for ages to get round to doing – one of these is visiting Hamilton Pool, near Dripping Springs. We’ve always had good reasons to postpone going: winter, the 45 min drive, kids too young for the 1/2 mile hike down to the pool etc etc.

Ah, but now… ┬áNow that we’ve made that trek and played on the gravely beach and swum in the cool (but not bracing) emerald water – I think we might be going there often this summer.

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