Declare a Library Winner & Say Adios to San Antonio

Carrie & iola are in love with libraries.  Carrie has declared the San Antonio Central Library as the coolest library she’s ever been to, and we’ve been to libraries all around the world.  (The coolest bookstore in the world that she’s seen, however, belongs to El Ateneo Grand Splendid in Buenos Aires, Argentina.)    Even… Read More Declare a Library Winner & Say Adios to San Antonio

Swim in (Not Hot) Springs and Ponder What Gold Bond Is For

Between Llano & Austin, Texas, lies Krause Natural Springs & Camping.  Of course when we heard “springs” our minds thought of “hot springs” and we didn’t put much thought into the advertised year-round constant temperature of 68 degrees.  We quickly realized they weren’t hot springs, or even warm springs.  Carrie and I each took quick… Read More Swim in (Not Hot) Springs and Ponder What Gold Bond Is For

Sing “Oh Abilene, why can’t you be true?” Even Though Those Aren’t the Lyrics

On our way from Caprock Canyons southeast of Amarillo down to Austin, we stopped and spent two nights in Abilene. Texas is huge, feels like a separate country, which it was at one point.  They compensate for the vast amount of space with ridiculous speed limits.  Roads that in the upper mid-west would have a… Read More Sing “Oh Abilene, why can’t you be true?” Even Though Those Aren’t the Lyrics

Sing “The Stars at Night Are Big and Bright” while Deep in the Heart of Texas

Carrie found us the coolest place we’ve camped so far: Caprock Canyons State Park, southeast of Amarillo.  It was so full for the weekend that we had to camp in the overflow area, which meant we got a large area to ourselves.  That was perfectly fine by us, so we stayed two nights.  The second… Read More Sing “The Stars at Night Are Big and Bright” while Deep in the Heart of Texas