Old Tunnel State Park in Fredericksburg may be the smallest state park in Texas. It consists of only 16.1 acres of land, but this park offers you nature’s unique experience: watching a colony of Mexican free-tailed bats emerge from the abandoned railroad tunnel.
With some information in hand and a bit of imagination, I told our son that we’re going to take him around the world in just 3 days. “What?” he asked in disbelief. “No way!” he continued. “Yes way,” I said.
We didn’t pack our swimsuit/swim trunk on our Spring Break trip to Hill Country because I thought the water would still be cold and we wouldn’t really have time for playing in the water. Well, I was wrong! It was 80s, really nice, and we had plenty of time when we went to Pedernales Falls State Park. Teenagers were swimming and had sunbathing. Families with younger kids were playing in the water, fishing, or just exploring the rocks with its unique formation.
Last Spring Break we went camping and hiking around Hill Country area. Since the only campsite left at the state parks we wanted to visit were primitive ones, we chose to stay at Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park in Fredericksburg instead. (Confession: I like camping but I have to stay on the site that has water, and site with electricity is a plus.)
Don’t get confused with the name. It’s not in Colorado. It’s in Bend, Texas, southeast of San Saba and west of Lampasas. I first heard about Colorado Bend from a lady at the store where I volunteered every Monday. She told me about hiking to this beautiful waterfalls and kayaking on the river, the Colorado river. I went online and told my husband that we should check this park out.