Outdoors

Pace Bend Park

In: Outdoors

26 Jul 2014

(map) Who needs Acapulco for cliff-diving when we’ve got Pace Bend Park? Not Mikey and TJ, two crazy dudes thrill-seekers boldly leaping off these scenic cliffs. But the park has a lot more to offer than just an adrenaline rush. With nine miles of lakefront and

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Olive Tree Sale

In: Outdoors|Stuff

24 Jul 2014

(map) Our Texas Hill Country land is perfect for growing olives. Next Saturday, Texas Hill Country Olive Company is holding a big sale of trees from their stock of seven varieties. Experts will be on hand to give advice on planting, growing (and harvesting!) olives. Medium-sized trees (1-1/2 to 2 years old) are $20; large-sized [...]

(map) You can hear these falls before you can see them, the sound of water flowing over limestone like a musical call. These river stones were layered here 300 million years ago, give or take a day or two. The lazy, stair-step motion of the cascades belies the ferocity of the flash floods

(map) This has to be one of the most heavenly smelling places in Texas! Open on weekends until July 13th, this is a cut-your-own place  where you can also shop for freshly harvested seeds, all kinds of soaps, oils and plants, or just sit back with a cool

Cross your fingers – it looks like there will be fireworks out West this year! To celebrate our independence, there are 23 fun events happening over two weeks, from burgers, barbecue and s’mores to live music, parades and wine-tasting. Below, a round-up with links to more info. 

Krause Springs

In: Outdoors

17 Jun 2014

(map) Lake Travis may be low, but this old-school Texas swimming hole is always full of cool, clear water. The perfect way to cool off on a hot July Fourth weekend! Drive through an old-fashioned gate and then down a meandering dirt road that winds through huge oak trees. The Krause (pronounced Krow-see) family has

(map) In just a few years, the little town of Blanco has become the “Lavender Capital of Texas,” with over ten farms in the area now growing the fragrant herb. Next Friday, Saturday and Sunday is the annual festival celebrating all things lavender, and does it smell great! Three sides of the Old Blanco County [...]

(map) Next Saturday and Sunday, Becker celebrates all things lavender. From sweeping fields of blooming lavender to lavender soaps, sachets, lotions and plants. There’s live music, cooking demo’s, touring and wine-tasting, as well as food and craft vendors. Best of all, it’s free! Just $5 for parking. Becker Vineyards Lavender Festival website

(map) Tis the season for festivals out West, and this one near Fredericksburg is one of the best. It happens next Saturday, April 26, from 11 to 7 at Wildseed Farms. Eight Texas wineries will pour tastes, and you can buy wine by the glass or bottle. Local restaurants and food trucks will provide the [...]


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