Upcoming Events

This is Spring Break season, which means it is time to look at entering your offspring into an outdoor summer camp program. Austin has a fabulous program so if you live in or near there be sure to check it out. Have fun. https://austintexas.gov/sites/default/files/files/Parks/ANSC/program_guides/Summer_Brochure_2019_online.pdf

If you are looking for something to do over the weekend in the great outdoors, you might want to consider heading over to the gorgeous Guadalupe River State Park.  In the morning there will be a guided hike, in the afternoon you can hang out by the river and have a picnic, and then at night there will be a star party.  Have fun.

If you want to get a laugh by watching your offspring try to put a pig in a bag you might want to go to Bandera this Saturday. That is when they will be hosting their annual Hog Wild Explosion. There will be all sorts of vendors, food (including bacon treats), drinks, music, and hog capturing for your amusement. Have fun.

This weekend would be a great time to head over to Llano. That is when organizers will be holding their annual Llano Earth Art Fest. There will be adult beverages, live music, and a whole lot of rock stacking. You can even try your hand at some stacking, or go play down by the river. That or you could stay at home and watch golf or basketball on TV.

After the rain stops on Saturday you should consider heading over to Pedernales Falls State Park.  That afternoon there will be a guided hike to show you areas where the rock is over 300 million years old.  During the hike you should be able to learn a lot about the geology and geologic processes that formed the park.

Imagine the temperature being around 40 degrees higher than it is right now. That’s what we can expect for Saturday afternoon after the morning rains pass. If you want to do something outside and out of town with your progeny, consider heading over to Inks Lake State Park that afternoon. There will be fishing lessons that are free with the price of admission and they will have some loaner poles, but it is best to bring your own gear. Have fun.

If you don’t like the weather in Texas . . . Might sound hard to believe but the forecast is for the highs to be in the 70s and near 80 over the weekend. That would be a good time to go for a hike. If you go out on Saturday be sure to check the forecast first.  There is a chance of rain on that day. 

If you want to take advantage of free fishing lessons, tomorrow would be a good time to head over to Inks Lake State Park. Early afternoon a ranger or naturalist will tell you everything you need to know about landing a few lunkers during your visit. Loaner equipment available, but it is best to bring your own.

TPWD is about done with trout stocking for this season. You have one last chance to catch a few over at Blanco State Park, tomorrow is when they will be doing the stocking. Fish on Curtis.

If you have a dog and are wanting to do something with it this weekend you might want to think about heading over to Marble Falls on Saturday. That is when they are going to have their big canine fest featuring a walk a thon to help fund shelters, dog races, a talent show, a fashion show, and a fetch contest. Should be fun, but keep your eye on the weather.