Texas Hill Country

Exploring Texas Hill Country from a home base in the heart of Austin.

September 25, 2018


“That's right you’re not from Texas. But Texas wants you anyway.” —Lyle Lovette

The last time I was in Austin was sometime around 2010. We had made a little tradition of attending the SXSW (South By Southwest) Interactive festival and tried to split my time between attending sessions about tech, and getting an early start on the rock climbing season by skipping out on tech sessions and getting a few afternoon climbs in the Barton Greenbelt just a few miles out of town.

This time the plan was a little different. Kathi had signed up for a week-long yoga workshop in Austin with David Swenson and I decided to tag along.

While Kathi was attending her workshop, my plan was to work from our apartment, visit food trucks, and get in as many hikes and outings in the surrounding Hill Country as time would allow.

Austin is a pretty great city. I loved how easily I could get around the city and enjoyed pretty quick access to a few beautiful outdoor areas.


franklin bbq sign


Hillman Pool

hillman pool2

hillman pool

hillman pool water snake

Hillman pool

Padernales Falls State Park

padernales falls lower

kathi at padernales falls

padernales falls above

padernales falls flowers

vultures flying

cypress trees