Friday, October 09, 2009

Camping vacation

We left early morning and headed straight south to Balmorhea State Park. We'd been there before, but this time it was warm enough to get in the beautiful pool. You'll just have to take my word that the water is a most beautiful color, deep blues and turquoise, because I didn't take any pictures. I don't know if it's because of the depth or what. There are fish in the pool as well including some rather large catfish.

We ate lunch at the "cutest restaurant in Balmorhea," La Cueva de Oso. We had wonderful fajita burritos and ate outside in their patio though the weather was just teetering on being too cool. When Dale went to get a jacket in the truck he discovered pecans on the ground in the field adjoining the restaurant, and we picked pocketfuls. They were delicious, and we ate them throughout the rest of the trip.

Headed to McKinney Falls State Park next near Austin. We ended up passing by this guy several times in our treks, part of the Benini Foundation Galleries and Sculpture Ranch.

I wouldn't mind returning with better timing to be able to enjoy the whole ranch. Texas still has a wealth of state parks that we haven't discovered, and we have a year with our parks pass...

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