When the water calls, I must go. We ventured down the soul crushing I-35 corridor and made our way to the Guadalupe River in New Braunfels. Our RV resort was on the river surrounded by the beautiful canyon hills and limestone cliffs, so the drive was worth it in the end. Next time we take 130 !!!! But we did get to see some sites in Austin. Yep, the Oscar Meyer weeny mobile. LOL.
What should have been just a 2.5 hour drive turned into 4….onward…..
Like I said, NEXT TIME WE TAKE 130….OK, GOOGLE MAPS???? I know you hear my all caps.
It was a nice day and we played some groovy tunes and made it through the weirdness. Not to bore anyone with a ton of pictures, I made a video or maybe 2 or 3…lol. Here’s a few of my favorite pictures.
There was a Whippoorwill bird right behind us in the trees and the moon was full.
Not the most beautiful bird I’ve ever seen, so it’s probably a good thing it’s a night bird. Is that mean? I’m just being honest. I love birds,well, most birds. Let me show you something better, my camping food. Oh yeahhhh…
Yep, goulash. Yep, pork chops with onions and yep, watermelon and sally. After enjoying the river we had a long nap….so quiet…so cozy…so empty-nesty…
We got an early start back home, back down the corridor of hell and guess what? I blow out of the worst kind. Totally shredded. Not to fear, superman Paul changed it fairly quickly and there was a Schlotzskys right up the feeder road. Have you even tried their smoked turkey/jalepeno gourmet pizza. OMG. I’ve tried to imitate it. I can not. It’s so good.
Yummy ass pizza.
AND NOW FOR A LITTLE HISTORY LESSON CHILDREN
Since I am a history fan, I always study the history of where I go. I’ve been traveling this area my whole life. I am certain my foremothers and fathers also traveled the same roads. I will be writing more about the El Camino Real de los Tejas in my blog series on Nacogdoches. (coming soon)
Valentina’s Tex-Mex BBQ is right off the Old San Antonio Road. (see my blog post here)
The El Camino Real de los Tejas National Historic Trail is a National Historic Trail covering the U.S. section of the El Camino Real de Los Tejas, a thoroughfare from the 18th-century Spanish colonial era in Spanish Texas instrumental in the settlement, development and history of Texas. The National Park Service designated the El Camino Real de los Tejas National Historic Trail as a unit in the National Historic Trail system in 2004.