Hill Country Escapism

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This week we spent a day at our lake out in the hill country… it was peaceful, so quiet, and hot!  Relaxing on a blanket in the shade, looking out over the water and reading a book… getting into the water with my son only to find ourselves surrounded by colorful dragonflies zig-zagging by over the water – it was a wonderful escape.

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Even though I grew up in the hill country, driving through is still breathtaking.

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The sky was so bright, the clouds so billowy….

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Adored these bright pink flowers on the hot rocks.

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Just grillin’

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New meaning to sparkling water….  ❤

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Hot dogs off the grill

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How to skip rocks…

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6 thoughts on “Hill Country Escapism

  1. I guess all that rain makes for good swimming now that the lakes are filled up again 🙂 I looked into flights to Austin this summer. Too expensive, but maybe a winter trip would be the ticket! I don’t do well with heat 🙂

  2. Yes! This lake was actually horribly dry before the flooding… all the water you see in the pictures was actually not there (!!!!) I’ll have to post before and after pictures… it’s shocking how much it’s filled up.

  3. Beautiful family, dragonflygirl. 🙂

    Your baby is so precious. Is he in the ‘Not-the-Mama’ stage yet?
    Each of our sons went through a ‘Mama’ versus ‘Not-the-Mama’ stage.
    Only the Mama would do, and everyone else was NottheMama.
    That lasted quite a while, and was exhausting. Of course, Mike was away a lot and we didn’t have any other family around so maybe it’s different for everyone else.
    🙂

  4. Just to add, this kind of switches later on.
    I just took my youngest to the bike store this morning. He tried out some bikes and finally said, “Mama, can we wait until Daddy gets back home and he can take me here?”
    😛

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