So like Brian mentioned in the last blog post, we went on our first “real” adventure. The generosity of the RV park owners was amazing and we were thankful for a chance to check out some new scenery.
We arrived Friday night and did not really have time to check out the park. Saturday morning after breakfast we went for a walk. The RV park is located in Marble Falls. As you can guess, the area is covered in gorgeous rock formations. The park has a great mound of marble that we explored.
The entire mound was marble. The kids thought they found treasure!
After our jaunt around the marble mound we were hungry for more hiking! We packed up and headed to the Longhorn Caverns to check it out.
We decided against the cave tour, but found they had a great hiking trail. Despite the heat and humidity, we headed out on the trail.
And yes, Kenniston and Ruby are each wearing a purse on our hike. I don’t know why. Silly girls.
At the end of the trail we found a neat observation tower that was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the late 1930’s. The view was spectacular.
Getting up was fun, you had to climb this stair case to get there…
After our hike we went to the cave opening to check it out. This cave has quite the history. During the Civil War bat guano was harvested to make gun powder. At one point it was a social dance hall. Years ago it was believed that Sam Bass used the caves for a hide out. Yeah, it is a pretty cool place to check out if you have the chance.
After hiking for a few hours we were a tad hungry. You simply can’t visit the Marble Falls area and NOT visit the Blue Bonnet Cafe. They have pies as big as your head and they are delicious.
This is half a piece of pie (you didn’t think we’d each get a piece did you??). HUGE!
You can’t miss this place when you visit Marble Falls!
The next day was grandparents day, so we headed to Austin to make a few visits. First we stopped by Mamaw and Papaw. After a quick visit with my grandfather we headed to Nana’s house (my mom).
She recently had surgery, but insisted that we visit. We wanted to bring the trailer back to our “home base” that evening, so we decided to make it a quick trip.
We visited, ate yummy fajitas, and gave a few hugs. It was a great time catching up with Nana and Papa Scott.
We left Nana and Papa Scott’s house and rushed back to Marble Falls. As soon as we got there we all worked as a team to prepare to head back. The kids were a great help as they grabbed things off of the counter top and willingly helped out in any way. Brian and I wrapped up our to-do list and prepared hit the road.
It was a little bit of a whirlwind, but we made it back before midnight that evening! The next morning we jumped right into school as if we had never left the area.
I think the entire trip was nice. It was short, but helped prepare us for the big trip to come. We have less than 6 weeks before hitting the road for our big trip, I am not sure if I am quite ready for that…but I will eventually get there.