Literally. Every day a rainbow. Which means, yes, rain. Lots of it and did I mention, every day? It has rained more in our first week here than it has it all of all of our visits to Texas combined. But rest assured, we are on The Top of the Hill…with the closest body of water, a pool! It works for now.
Of course, lots of rainbows and I only captured one lousy picture--with barely a rainbow!!
Greg is finally getting back to normal after a bout with diverticulitis. Without getting into too many details, because it involves poo, he is feeling much better. I was beginning to worry as he had ingested enough laxatives to take an elephant down with barely any results, but finally, and slowly, everything has started working again!! Oh, and if ever there was any doubt that we needed a coach with a bath and a half, there’s no longer ANY doubt. None.
Our new location is Boerne, TX, which is in the Hill Country. Boerne is a very cute, quaint town with a German flair. There’s a lot to do in the area, with some great city parks, recreational areas, bike trails, caves, shopping area, etc. So we are very excited to explore, and disappointed that the rain is messing up our plans!
But nothing, I say nothing gets in the way of marshmellows!!
Luckily Kennedy has the same love for roasted marshmellows as I do!!
Kennedy and I did get a hike in at Joshua Springs Park and Preserve, which is about a mile from our campground. It was a very well maintained park with easy trails with absolutely no one there. The park was closed due the flood damage until about a week ago so maybe no one knew that it was open again? For whatever reason, it was nice to have the park to ourselves.
Kennedy and Olive (no Hobie didn't go on a crash diet!)
During a visit to mom and dad’s later in the week, we took a quick run out to take a look at the campground at Canyon Lake we move to mid-July. While it’s next to a creek, the women at the front desk assured me that they haven’t seen any flooding yet. I guess that’s good….considering. The campground will work, and think Kennedy will enjoy it as the pool looks great, it’s close to fishing and bonus, they have mini golf.
We also stopped for dinner at Granny D’s in Canyon Lake. It’s true, everything is bigger in Texas. Kennedy ordered a pancake; it was bigger than her head, and Greg’s, too (so you know it was a big pancake!!)
On Friday night, we went to the Boerne-Berges Fest, which I believe was a reason for the town to get together and drink. The festival had various food booths, a few craft booths, and two large beer areas and a ginormous beer tent. Down a block, they had around three carnival rides and a slide. Kennedy was less than impressed. Greg, too.
We also had a “you know you’re in Texas moment” when we noticed what they were raffling off for the third annual Berges Fest raffle. The prizes? Guns of course. Ten to be exact—rifles, revolvers, shotguns, oh, and one 100 quart Icehole cooler. Yep, only in Texas!!
One of the beer areas.
Think this was for the pageant. We didn't stay.
For Father’s Day, dad wanted to eat at The Blue Bonnet Café so on Saturday, we met my sister and parents and drove up to Marble Falls, another cute town in Hill Country, for lunch at the café. This classic cafe opened in 1929 and is a very popular place to eat as demonstrated by line of people waiting for a table. There was a line out the door when we arrived, and was still there when we left. The food is really good, but pretty sure people come for the pie. The pic below says it all.
Line when we arrived.
The pies....oh, the pies. (Lee, what do you think?)
Mom and Dad...enjoying lunch!
Line when we were leaving....
Well, that wraps up this week. Next week won't be nearly exciting as Greg has an install, Kennedy is at orcherstra camp and I'm traveling to Pennsylvania and Massachusetts for work.