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Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Hill Country Wonder Filled Weekend

For most everyone there is some place that holds a very special spot in the heart. For me that place is the Hill Country of Texas. This geographic area is roughly west of I 35 between Austin & San Antonio and extends westward until it reaches the arid desert of far west Texas. It is marked with numerous clear running spring fed rivers & creeks (in a good year) and green covered rolling hills and rocky canyons.

I've loved this area since childhood when I camped there with my family & always said I was supposed to live there some day. That is still my hope if we can sell our house in Argyle. The land we've purchased in Wimberley is at the eastern edge of the region; in fact the Hill Country officially starts at Aquarena Springs in San Marcos.

This past weekend we had a wonder filled weekend in the Sabinal Canyon near Utopia. Our dear friend April, who introduced Ashley to horses years ago, is horse manager at Camp Lonehollow. The camp is an absolutely magical place. We had a wonderful time relaxing, exploring, introducing Karlie to horses, and enjoying the flowers &amp river, & beautiful weather. Thank you April for adding to our wonderful Hill Country memories. I think we have another cowgirl in the making.