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Monday, February 22, 2016

Day Trip To Blanco State Park

Aloha Everyone,

It was raining steadily when we woke up. After our breakfast, J.J. and I took a day trip to Blanco State Park located about 40 minutes north from Guadalupe River State Park. Established in 1934, this 105 acres park is relatively small. With our annual pass, Honu was permitted to access the park at no additional charge. The main attraction is the river. To capture a dramatic view of Honu, J.J. suggested that I climb the river bank and he will come across. I am happy with the result.

This section of Texas is called Hill Country. On weekends with good weather, these parks gets filled with local visitors from San Antonio. Today it was very quiet with just a few fishermen on the river bank.

Texas, as in many parts of the country, has been suffering from droughts. You can see from the flood gauge how high the river could rise.

We noted interesting bird house designed to keep predators away.

Back at Guadalupe River State Park, J.J. and I went on a river walk and spotted a few birds.

Aloha -- Cathi