I am looking forward to hitting the road to the Hill Country for my family’s annual trip to Garner State Park. If you have never experienced Garner State park or floated down the crystal clear waters of the Frio River, then you haven’t Met My Texas...(To quote Pat Green).
The Frio has become my happy place over the years.
Our Frio River bucket list includes:
- Making a quick stop near Hunt Texas to watch my son Will put one of his first cowboy boots on the Boots & Barb fence...A memory I hope will last his whole lifetime!
- Giggling as my babies play “crack the egg” in the backseat of the truck on the way.
- Dancing under the stars to the sound of the jukebox…The dance goes on 365 days of the year….rain or shine.
- Riding horses in the mountains (in flip flops).
- Hiking Old Baldy (with a quick stop at Crystal Cave to explore)
- Watching my son catch minnows with his sister; without an IPAD or X-Box in sight. (This happens to be the one week a year that the phrase NO WIFI doesn’t send me into mom panic mode)
- Listening to old Texas Country Music instead of reruns of Sponge Bob.
- Being quiet & still long enough to appreciate the natural beauty that God has gifted us.
- Floating the river & covering my eyes when my Emmie & Will attempt rope swing!
A few summers back, in one of the Garner gift shops, I stumbled upon the cutest posters from a company called Your True Nature. I reveled in the advice from a river….especially the last line…The beauty is in the journey.
My advice for this Self Care Sunday is….. get your boots on & get here as soon as you can. I’ll save you a tube & a Shiner.