We packed up and said goodbye to the Metroplex yesterday.  The last two weeks flew by in a flurry of visits with family and friends, dental appointments, and retail therapy.  We also overindulged in all of our favorite restaurants.  Is it excessive to have eaten Mexican food five times over the course of a fourteen day visit?  Nah, we didn’t think so.

We even had daily visitors of the webbed feet variety.


We arrived at Inks Lake State Park in central Texas, also known as the hill country.  I love the hill country; it’s the prettiest part of Texas to me.  The campground is a little crowded with families because of spring break but we got a spot right on the lake which makes up for it.  After getting our campsite setup, we set off on a hike to Devil’s Waterhole.


Today we went “adventuring” (Adele’s term for exploring) to Longhorn Cavern State Park.  Longhorn Cavern is a limestone cave that was excavated by the Civilian Conservation Corp in the 1930s.  During the 20s, the cavern was used as a nightclub run by the Sherrard family.  It is still occasionally used for special concert events.


Afterwards, we went to one of the many hill country wineries to indulge in a little day drinking.  No matter where we travel, if there is a winery, brewery, or distillery in the area, we will find it!  We enjoyed the excellent wines at Torr Na Lochs along with the view.  All of the wine is made from fruit grown in Texas.