With our time winding down in the Texas Hill Country we tried to squeeze in a few more tasks along with a bit more fun. The last of our spring cleaning goals was to clean the front window’s drapes, steam clean the couch and clean our throw rug which our steamer trunk/coffee table rests upon. Since our son Jason has a steam cleaner we asked him bring it when he came to spend the night with us at the RV.
While it certainly isn’t a lot of fun cleaning, it sure was a relief to be done knowing we are now good to go for another season. The steam cleaner made short work on all the items we wanted to clean and it was really nice not to have to rent one.
Before leaving the area, we wanted to take one last drive along the River Road to New Braunfels. This is definitely one of the most scenic drives in the area. We took Jason along for the ride and as is typical fashion we all '”oohed and ahhhed” at each of the river crossings we made. Our final destination was to the Aquabrew Brewery (one of our favorite Texas breweries) for a cold craft beer. Back at home we made Jason some panko fried shrimp for dinner as a treat he rarely has since his wife is allergic to shellfish. He seemed to really enjoy it so it was fun for us to see his delight.
Our last weekend at Canyon Lake had arrived so we dove back down to San Antonio to have one last weekend with the grandkids. Of course we also took advantage of Jason’s BBQ grill to smoke a large pork butt which we feasted on the entire weekend. Also since it was mothers day weekend we planned in a family hike as our last hurrah before we heading back to the lake.
The hike was at Government Canyon State Rec Area where we found a nice three mile loop winding up one of the hills in the hill country. The hike was enjoyable as there were still wildflowers all over the place. The Mexican Hats and Indian Blankets have replaced the Bluebonnets and Paintbrushes but the color is always welcome on a hike.
We were also lucky that i was able to call up a Painted Bunting so we all got a good look at one of the most colorful birds in the state. There are no pictures of it though as I was busy showing it off to the grandkids. The main feature of this hike was a bluff offering a vista of the surrounding Texas hill country. The return trip was easier as it was down hill and once we got back we feasted on our leftover BBQ pulled pork sandwiches made with Sharon’s homemade ciabatta rolls. Yum!
With some final playing with the grandkids the time had come for us to head back to Canyon Lake and pack up for our move the next day over to Blanco State Park. It is always fun to enjoy some family time and we look forward to seeing them all again at Katie’s wedding in October…
NOTE: Next up was a drive of just about 35 miles north to Blanco State Park for three nights but we are now in Waco Texas…