Saturday, June 26, 2010

Mid-term at The Daughter's Camp

The Daughter will be at summer camp for a total of five
weeks this year. She has already completed the first two,
and last week, they had a break before the next three
week session where the parents get to go back out there and

So we drove the 300-odd miles back down to Kerrville to
check up on her. It is about a five hour drive, so we left
on a Thursday afternoon after work, and stopped overnight
in Marble Falls, Texas, rather than making the complete
drive all at once.

(We only had about another 2 hours to go to get to Kerrville,
but we are not allowed to enter the camp until after 12
noon on Friday, so we took our time).

The weather down here in the 'Hill Country' of Texas seems
a whole lot better than it does at DFW. Down here, it was
about ten degrees cooler (only the low 90's), less humid,
and we a pretty nice breeze as well.

These are a couple views of the lake inlet next to the
Hampton Inn, where we stayed:

On Friday morning, there were lots of Turkey Vultures
flying in low circles over us, waiting for the air to get
warm enough to lift them high:

We stopped in Fredericksburg and walked around. This
was a classic old truck that seemed to stop for me just so
I could take a picture:

These are some pictures of a gorgeous Japanese garden next
to the old Nimitz Hotel:

We finally got to camp on Friday afternoon. My bride and The
Daughter went off by themselves, so I snuck away to take
some more pictures:

Water skiing is one of The Daughter's favorite activities:

Finally, we were allowed to extract her from camp
overnight, and then bring her back on Sunday for the
three-week term. I found this beautiful classic Chevy in
the parking lot of the Cracker Barrel:

We get to drive out there one more time on July 10 to pick
her up, and bring her back home.

Peace be with you.


  1. Looks like you had a wonderful time. I am sure you miss her and I bet she is having the time of her life. I love the pics of the Chevy and the Japanese garden. Thanks for sharing a piece of your trip with your loyal followers!

  2. I've been waiting for these. Hubby is always trying to get me to go somewhere and this just might be the place. I've kinda been thinking about Fredericksburg, too. He just might thank you for the nudge.

  3. How lovely! Glad you had such a great time!
    The pictures of Chevy are great! Makes me wish I was on vacation.
    Have a great Sunday!
    ~B :)

  4. I don't know....looks like that turkey buzzard was just hangin low and waitin for you guys to kick the bucket...heh.
    great pics.

  5. It's beautiful out there. Fredericksburg is one of my favorite places to vacay! Don't you just LOVE it there?
    I couldn't make it 5 weeks with my girls gone. I barely made it through one week. ;) Glad you enjoyed your trip, though!
    Gorgeous pix!

  6. Ms. A...if you drive Highway 281 between Marble Falls and Fredericksberg this time of year, there are tons of places to stop and buy peaches, almonds, or just take pictures.
    Also, in F. Berg, as Darla can attest, there are very nice Biergartens...and some winerys as well.
    Good point, Desert, I never thought of that thing about the buzzards...
    Betty, I think my dad had a car very similar to that in 1958, it was red too.

    Dr. S...I hope you are going to take it easy this week.

  7. Great post! I love road trips reports that come with photos and narratives. You did both, so I'm a happy virtual tourist...
    good job Joe!

  8. gorgeous pictures! I want to go there

  9. Nice pictures Joe it looks like you had a good trip down to see her.

  10. Wow, look at all the sights! Then after all that you got to see your daughter! You must have missed her so... Five weeks is a long time. She seems like an adventurous sprite.

  11. Oh my gosh! These pictures are great. as beautiful as the countryside is gotta agree with you on those classic cars! O-mazing!

  12. Loved these pictures, Joe!!! So glad you got to see your daughter!! You ALMOST make me want to visit Texas. (Work on that humidity before I get there.)

  13. Your daughter can water-ski?!? WOAHHHH that's so COOL!!Your pictures are amazing as usual, I love seeing them and boy do you have some nice cars over in Texas!!;)