My husband and I took a little trip this last week to the Texas Hill Country and had such a great time. I thought I might share a few pictures of the places we went and some of the beautiful wildflowers that we got to see. I'll also share some of the great food we ate. I'm going to divide this up into 3 parts, so it doesn't go on and on and on. Tomorrow, I'll talk about the wildflowers and Saturday, I'll share the food.
In case you are not familiar with Texas, Austin and San Antonio are located kind of in the center. The Hill Country is the area to the west of Austin and the northwest of San Antonio. This is a beautiful setting with rolling hills, lakes and rivers, wineries, golf courses and other outdoor sports venues, and some truly fabulous wildflowers each spring.
We started out Thursday by driving to Blanco, about 85 or 90 miles from our home. Blanco is the site of a lavender festival each year. It's a small little town with a few nice restaurants and some cute little shops. There is also a golf community just south of town, which was our destination that day.
My husband played a round Thursday afternoon and also Friday morning. I rode with him in his cart for the second 9 holes on Thursday afternoon. It was a very pretty course and a nice day.
I took a shot of him after he finished putting on one hole. I don't golf, but my Kindle travelled very well with me in the cart and I read and took pictures.
On Friday, after his morning on the course, we changed locations and drove to Stonewall. This is where the LBJ Historic Park is located and was the birthplace of President Lyndon Johnson. It also has some of the best peaches in the world. And there is a lovely bed and breakfast, the Rose Hill Manor, that was our destination. We had stayed there one time before for an anniversary. This is a peaceful, restful place to visit.
The second shot here is from the front porch looking out. This looks like an older home that has been renovated, but the owners actually built it in the late '90's. There are small cottages, as well as rooms in the main house. We stayed in the carriage house, which is behind the main house.
My view from my seat on the front porch, where I spent most of Saturday morning. My husband golfed and I had my Kindle and my coffee and all was right with the world.
Another reason I like to stay here. Who doesn't love a library? Wherever you might find it. There were books everywhere. In the bar area, in the rooms, in the hallway above the wine selections.
They also have 2 llamas and a miniature horse that belong here. Their pasture is behind the main house and has a llama crossing sign on the gate.
Tomorrow, Part 2 - the wildflowers...