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Pickett Trail in Georgetown

Over the summer we took an early morning hike along the Pickett Trail in Georgetown. We beat both the heat and the crowds by going so early, but we failed to beat the mosquitoes. Is that even possible during the summer in Texas? Well, be warned, you will definitely want to spray yourself down with […]

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Our Top 5 Favorite Watering Holes

With temperatures regularly in the triple digits, swimming holes are a must in summer! Here are our favorite five in Central Texas. Please swim with caution as there are no lifeguards at these natural swimming spots! It’s also a good idea to check the websites linked below for updates before you go! #5 Tejas Camp […]

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Blanco State Park

If packing a lot of equipment and staying overnight are not in the cards for you but you’d still like to have a Texas state park experience, give Blanco State Park a try. This 104-acre park is located on US Highway 281 in Blanco, about 50 miles west of Austin. (The address is 101 Park […]

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Krause Springs

Nothing cools you off on a hot Texas day like a spring-fed swimming hole. Krause Springs in Spicewood (404 Krause Spring Road, Spicewood, 78669) is one of the best around! Located about 35 miles west of Austin off State Highway 71, Krause Springs has 34 springs that feed a man-made pool and a natural swimming […]

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Cedar Rock Railroad

With the beloved Zilker Zephyr out of commission, we had to search for another option for a kiddie train ride. That’s when I remembered the Cedar Rock Railroad, so we decided to give it a shot on a Saturday afternoon. The Cedar Rock Railroad is located within Williamson County Regional Park. We arrived shortly at 4:05 […]

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