For this next part of our trip we have decided to try to slow things down a bit. On the first leg, we hauled ass. It was GREAT and we got see and do a lot (over 17 national parks/monuments) – but it was a lot of go-go-go. We have taken our time leaving Texas. Our first stop was just over an hour out of Austin and we’ve continued at this pace for the past few weeks as we’ve headed south towards the gulf coast.
It’s been a lot of fun exploring some of these smaller towns and seeing an entirely different side of Texas: Bastrop, Smithville, Luling, Schulenburg, and Shiner. Highlights have included: disc golf on the Colorado River, beer tasting at Shiner Brewery, and our first stay using Boondocker’s Welcome.
Art @ our Smithville campground
Because America, that’s why.
Us at hole 9 disc golf
Bryan taking a bite out of Smitty, the World’s Largest Gingerbread Man
Touristy fun @ an old train depot in Smithville
River walk in Bastrop.
More fun @ the train depot.
We cannot get enough of this cookie, apparently.
This town was small – it offered trains and a big cookie. Good times!
A view all to ourselves while camping at the winery.
Just put a bird on it.
This is a bale of cotton and it can make A LOT of things!
See! What did I tell you 🙂
Former turbine/dam for Cotton Gin / Grain Mill in Luling
Luling is real serious about their seed spittin’
This is the Spitway!
Jaimi minus Bryan = sad watermelon.
And yes, there were actually 2 cats in this store. One, I was told, can be quite demanding.
We heart FREE beer!
Kitty update: Gemma and Schnabbies got back into the swing of RV living pretty quickly (us too, as a matter of act) and were out enjoying the sights and sounds at our very first stop.
The faces of cats that want to go for a WALK.
So many birds in TX!