Wednesday, December 23, 2015

More scenery from our part of the world...


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The Guadalupe River near Hunt, which is a small community 20 miles west of Kerrville.
When the kids were here we spotted this interesting looking old ranch truck near Medina.
While out running around in Ingram (between Kerrville and Hunt) last week, we "discovered" Stonehenge II on the grounds of The Hill Country Arts Foundation.

Bandera, TX

We had a great time when Casey, Angie, Rylee and Parker spent a few days with us at Thanksgiving. A trip to Bandera, the "Cowboy Capital of Texas", was one of the week's highlights.
"Da Boys" saddling up during lunch at the Old Spanish Trail Restaurant...Parker on left, Rylee on right.
Trying on hats...
Parker and Rylee with new friends. The man told the boys they needed their picture taken with a "real live indian and his wolf"...he was right!
A few pix of the stock on one of many exotic game ranches in the hill country. We found these along the highway between Kerrville and Bandera. Blackbuck Antelope, Zebra and Wildebeest.

Around the Hill Country

Downtown Kerrville
The Guadalupe River running through town. There is a great city park along the river with nice paved walking/biking trails, a summer splash pad for the kids, a dog park, playgrounds and picnic areas.
One of several crossings on the Medina River
Scenery southwest of us near Vanderpool
The Frio Pecan Farm a few miles east of Leakey. A working farm that also has cabin rentals along the Frio River.
We learned about Chikin Earl's years ago when watching an episode of Texas Country Reporter. The place is located on the Frio Pecan Farm and only opens on Tuesdays. Finally got to try it out last month and we weren't disappointed.
My plate of chicken. Speaks for itself, doesn't it?

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Kerrville TX...New House and "Neighbors"

Hello all!! I know it has been way too long since I updated this but will try to do better in the future...have y'all heard that before?! Seems like for the last year or so we have not had any new adventures to share. But, we do have news...we have a new home! We have been here since March when we ordered a new double wide manufactured house, had it set up and a 2 1/2 car garage built. We're in a 55+ community between Kerrville and Fredericksburg, which was first started in 1969 on the Schwethelm family ranch (founded in 1870). The park is very well maintained with a pool, two clubhouses, RV storage and lots of activities.
Kerrville and Fredericksburg have good shopping, restaurants, entertainment and medical care. Both cities really cater to retirees.
I plan to post more often with news and pix of the Hill Country. So check back when ya can...

Our you can see the "lawn" is just to Donnie's liking! No grass to mow, so it will be low maintenance. A requirement for when our feet get "itchy" to travel again.

Our front porch

Side covered deck. Donnie's last project is staining it then he MAY be able to take a break for a while!

Maddy likes to go out every evening with us on our golf cart to see the deer. Some can be hand feed and they sure love carrots and white bread.

More ranch neighbors...we could have made friends if we'd only had a bucket of range cubes...