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Sunday, March 31, 2013

Nothing Like The Texas Hill Country

We spent part of the week-end around Lake Travis. It's hard to believe anyplace so beautiful can be so close to this area which tends to be not the most beautiful area in Texas. Traffic was bumper to bumper so that part wasn't fun. We drove curved winding narrow roads where the wild life play. It was nice to have Leah and Randy for guides and riding in his big comfortable truck which we could see out of well. The scenery is beautiful in spite of the water level at Lake Travis being so very low. It's sad for the people who have spent lots of money on beautiful houses or condos on the water and there is no water at their back door any longer. It was odd to see cement steps that used to go down to the water and the water is sooo far away now. Some added long metal steps to reach the water and now they no longer reach either. People must be heart sick to have sunk their money into water front property and now no water. We saw wild flowers, pretty birds, and wild life. It was the perfect outing for Easter. They are fortunate to live in a nice condo here while their pretty new house is being built in another community. We ate a fried chicken supper on the patio looking into the cedar with birds entertaining us.

8 comments:

Leave It To Davis said...

I've never been to Lake Travis, but I did see on the news where it was drying up last year. WE NEED RAIN!!!

TexWisGirl said...

sounds a lot like a lake near here year before last. all the boats completely dry docked. i'm sure this local lake is nothing like lake travis, though, for beautiful properties.

glad you had a good day - and good tour guides!

Jill said...

Sounds like a lovely day! Very sad about the lake though...

TARYTERRE said...

Lakes are spiritual places to me. sorry to hear about this one's woes.

Lucy said...

That sounds wonderful and relaxing. I was not feeling the best, like always if Joe gets something, I get it when he gets over it. I had made potato salad and wrapped a ham in foil and stuck it in the oven and baked it slow, It was moist and what little I ate, it was good. I will be back to eating like my old self tonight and my weight shows it.

jack69 said...

A few years ago, here in NC our river got so low it was like you describe Travis. I understand the beauty and the sorrow of a pitiful water level.

I wondered why anyone would not get out and do all the work on the piers and steps while the water was down, now it is up farther than it has ever been.

I hope that happens soon to TRavis...

But all in all it sounded like a great time and That is what I love about the motor home driving, you get such a good view as you travel.

((HUGS))

Chatty Crone said...

Is your area in a drought - we have been there too - sorry about that.
sandie

FrankandMary said...

Waterfront property comes with so many risks, but the beauty(while it lasts)is super-enticing. ~Mary