Consider this fair warning: we got a new camera, so you have before you a photo-heavy post. Say cheese!
Where We Stayed
I've been on numerous camping trips in the area (to Longhorn Cavern and Inks Lake, Pedernales Falls, Lake Travis, Lost Maples State Natural Area, and Garner State Park to name a few), and not just because it's only a 3-5 hour drive from Houston.
So when we left the Houston area, it was only natural that we headed west to San Marcos in the Texas Hill Country. I was eager to spend some quality time in this quirky college town between Austin and San Antonio, right on two rivers.
Our home for the week was Pecan Park Riverside RV & Cabins, which proved a very pleasant and accommodating place to stay.
What We Did
There was plenty to do around the park, like take riverside walks with Gabby and play horseshoes.
Of course, it wasn't all play. We worked plenty too.
When we could break from work, we left the park.
Our weekend adventure took place at Hamilton Pool after two days of rain, making the waterfall truly spectacular.
Who We Saw
Despite our introverted nature, we actually ended up spending a good bit of our time in San Marcos making new friends and getting to know old friends better.
I took an afternoon to meet up with friends in San Antonio.
They grilled for us one night, and we grilled for them another. We all went out to eat in downtown San Marcos and took work breaks together walking around the park. It was great hanging out again.
We also met up with a bunch of local RVers and swapped war stories over burgers and shakes at Centerpoint Station, which I definitely recommend if you're in the area.
I was super impressed by what must be the awesome parenting skills of Kelly and Brian McGovern, whose blog McGovernville chronicles their journeys with their four kids. FOUR.
During our time in San Marcos, we also got to know Pecan Park's owners, Rachael and Doug Rowley, who were super accommodating and cool.
What We Ate
Short answer: lots of good stuff.Being a cool little college town, San Marcos has lots of neat places to eat. One of our favorites was The Hitch, a food truck park.
Josh was really excited to discovery that his favorite BBQ joint has expanded to the New Braunfels area, so we took a little pilgrimage. I mean, road trip.
Bottom line? A++.
We had a great time in San Marcos and were sad to say goodbye on Friday.
But now it's on to the next awesome thing!
Have you had hiking/camping/eating adventures in the Texas Hill Country? Tell us about them.