This past weekend Kris and I found ourselves back in Llano TX in a small cabin on a working ranch. Luckily for us the other cabins and guesthouses were not booked so we had the entire property to ourselves. To make things even better, the ranch-hands had the weekend off which meant other than a quick call to the owner, letting her know we arrived, we would be completely in isolation the entirety of the weekend.
Last year when we got back from our latest cruise we saw that there were lots of great deals on two week Panama Canal Partial Transit cruises out of our home-port of Galveston. Needless to say after about five minutes of discussion we booked the trip aboard the Carnival Freedom.
I’m not going to give the name of our cottage in Fredericksburg cause that would not be fair to that business. I did leave a fair review and also contacted the management company to inform them of the short-comings. I do however wish to share my experience with everyone here cause I think the tale is one worth telling cause it was just so ridiculous.
Continuing with our day-trips out to local Texas State Parks, both Kris and I traveled up to the outskirts of Moody, TX to visit Mother Neff State Park.
Sometimes you just can’t get away. A couple of weeks ago the State of Texas moved forward with the shutdown of state parks. As you may already know, both Kris and I have been enjoying our local parks since recreation is now hard to come by due to the viral pandemic.
Ever wonder how they take those cool pictures of star trails? You know, the ones where all the stars are swirling around a central point in a dark sky. Having those questions myself I scraped the web and found that I not only had all the equipment necessary but also a VRBO cabin reserved inContinue reading “Central Texas Day-Tripping: Star-Trails”
This last summer both Kris and I visited a small VRBO cabin outside of Fredericksburg in the Texas Hill Country for some Milky Way photography as well as R&R. We have all seen the images online captured on DSLR cameras and teased in various photoshop programs. While all those images are amazing and inspiring inContinue reading “Central Texas Day-Tripping: Milky Way Photography”
A Morning in Bastrop State Park Continuing our theme of visiting state parks during the Covid-19 crisis, both Kris and I decided to visit Bastrop State Park for a day-hike on a random Tuesday morning. Fortunately our visit was prior to the Governor of Texas shutting down state parks due to the ongoing crisis. BeforeContinue reading “Central Texas Day-Tripping: A Forest in Recovery”
This past week both Kris and I were in Fredericksburg, TX for a little Covid-19 R&R and took advantage of everything being closed in town to go visit the Enchanted Rock State Natural Area. We had been planning on taking a day-trip to the park for the last few years but, for one reason orContinue reading “Central Texas Day-Tripping: Enchanted Rock”
The discovery of Penicillin was one of the twentieth centuries greatest achievements, well accidents if you want to get technical. As most people know the discovery of the most prescribed antibiotic in history was made by Sir Alexander Fleming in 1928 while experimenting with what we know as the flu. The story of the dayContinue reading “Perils of a Cruise Buffet”