Posts Tagged ‘hamilton pool

(map) The award-winning movie, “The Tree of Life,” features this ethereally beautiful place, and you can see why. The pool is like some lush, exotic place across the world. Yet it’s just a short drive away. (And a hike. More on that later.) On its way to the Pedernales River, Hamilton Creek spills into this […]

Rocky Creek BBQ

In: Eating

8 Oct 2012

(map) It’s just a tiny, blink-and-you’ll-miss-it barbecue stand. It’s only open four days a week. But drive by Rocky Creek on one of those four days, and there’ll be a car waiting in the drive-through every time. They’ve been open eight years, and in that time have gotten a rep for

Westcave Preserve

In: Outdoors

1 Sep 2012

(map) Even when it’s beastly-hot outside, it’s (fairly) cool in this cave. Although this was the first nature preserve in Austin, it’s still a well-kept secret. Perhaps it’s because you need a guide to get to the actual cave and lush limestone grotto. A 40-foot waterfall drops between ever-growing travertine columns into a

(map) In honor of Lucille Ball’s 100th birthday – and because it’s fun – Westcave Cellars held their first annual grape stomp this weekend. In addition to turning your tootsies purple, you could eat barbecue, listen to live music and, oh yeah, drink wine! Kids large and small jumped in for


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