Sunday, July 21, 2024

Texas Hill Nation Highway Journey – Episode 794


Texas Hill Country Road Trip (Podcast)

Hear a few Texas Hill Nation Highway Journey because the Newbie Traveler talks to Michael Desrosiers from the Try Journey Podcast about his house state.

Michael says, “I’ve completed numerous touring and Hill Nation is my favourite a part of Texas. So I’ve completed numerous highway journeys, numerous touring in that space. I went to school at Baylor College in Waco, which is simply form of on the tip of the hill nation. So throughout my school years, I spent numerous time in that space. I obtained to understand it very well. ”

“It’s the world between Austin and San Antonio, however the cultural Hill Nation extends slightly bit past it. It’s obtained a really distinctive tradition. It has numerous German and Czech immigrants, numerous actually cool little European cities, good vineyards, nice outside actions, actually cool state parks.”

Michael begins us in Waco and factors our automotive south to the city of West, Texas. He recommends two widespread Czech bakeries there. Cease at one on the way in which there and one on the way in which again. For those who go to the city of West on Labor Day weekend, they’ve a competition referred to as West Fest, which is a Czech Cultural Pageant.

Michael says we should always know Waco for a couple of darkish episode in its historical past. It’s a school city. It has one of many latest nationwide monuments within the USA with the Waco Mammoth Nationwide Monument. You may see ongoing excavations there. While you’re on the town you must also cease on the Dr Pepper museum. What different museum ends the tour with a Dr Pepper float?

Fredericksburg is a city based by German settlers. They’re recognized for his or her wineries and are proud that they by no means broke the treaty that the settlers made with the native Native People. Come to Fredericksburg in September or early October for Oktoberfest.

While you’re in Fredericksburg, Michael recommends the Pioneer Museum in addition to the Nationwide Museum of the Pacific Warfare. The city is the hometown for Admiral Chester Nimitz who was in control of the U.S. Pacific Fleet from simply after Pearl Harbor to the give up of Japan.

Close by you possibly can go to the ranch of LBJ, certainly one of solely two presidents born within the state of Texas. Amongst different issues you possibly can see an early model of Air Power One.

Michael recommends tenting at Enchanted Rock State Pure Space which will provide you with entry to a climbing allow to hike to the highest of this 425-ft. pink granite monolith. Be up there for sundown for some nice views.

Tour a cave carved by an underground river at Longhorn Cavern State Park.

San Marcos Texas has a factor for mermaids. There are not any mermaids inhabiting  the San Marcos River, however there are nonetheless mermaid statutes and a Mermaid Pageant on the town. If there have been mermaids they could take pleasure in tubing down the river or visiting the amazingly clear Edwards Aquifer the place you possibly can see a Texas Blind Salamander.

You most likely know of the Alamo, however that’s solely one of many missions within the San Antonio space. You may go to extra as a part of the San Antonio Missions Nationwide Historic Park.

Guadalupe River State Park is certainly one of Michael’s favourite locations to camp with nice services. It’s a good spot for individuals to camp who will not be positive they’re into tenting.

The Hamilton Pool Protect certainly one of collection of swimming holes. It’s a pure pool, extra like a cenote than a pond. Hamilton Pool can get crowded, however Canyon Lake is much less well-known.

If you’re in search of extra water enjoyable, Schlitterbahn water park in New Braunfels needs to be in your itinerary. Take time to benefit from the German influenced city of New Braunfels as effectively.

This highway journey is an effective way to find the small city aspect of Texas. You may simply mix this journey with visits to Austin and or San Antonio.

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Present Notes

Try Journey Podcast
Texas Hill Nation
Journey to Austin, Texas – Episode 471
Journey to San Antonio. Texas – Episode 310
West, Texas
Slovacek’s West Bakery
Czech Cease
Waco, Texas
Waco Mammoth Nationwide Monument
Dr Pepper
Pioneer Museum Fredericksburg
Nationwide Museum of the Pacific Warfare
LBJ Ranch
Luckenbach, Texas
Enchanted Rock State Pure Space
Longhorn Cavern State Park
Metropolis of San Marcos, TX
North Avenue (Restaurant)
Edwards Aquifer
Texas State Tubes
The Meadows Middle for Water and the Atmosphere
San Antonio Missions Nationwide Historic Park
Mariachi Choir – San Fernando Cathedral – San Antonio, TX
Guadalupe River State Park
Hamilton Pool Protect
Canyon Lake Texas
Schlitterbahn New Braunfels
New Braunfels, Texas
Mermaids in San Marcos, TX
Mermaid Pageant


Stuart on Journey to the Coast of Morocco – Episode 793

Hey, I’m a fan of the podcast however this can be a particular notice of appreciation for the newest episode.

I used to be actually in El Jedida when it dropped and headed down the Moroccan coast to Essouira. I want I had recognized in regards to the Casablanca bakery suggestions however there may be all the time one thing left behind for future visits!

Thanks once more and I sit up for extra serendipity sooner or later. Regards, Stuart.


⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ divebookreader, 03/06/2022

Nice podcast

By no means miss an episode. Journey inspiration in every episode.

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Kinzees81, 01/19/2022

Superior Podcast

I simply found this podcast about 5 days in the past and cant cease listening to it. So many areas to listen to about. We’re already planning a household highway journey to the Blue Ridge Parkway based mostly off an episode

⭐⭐⭐⭐ Aosc2, 02/07/2022

Good content material however host could possibly be higher

The visitors on this present are all the time actually nice and are all the time so educated about their respective vacation spot. It’s all the time enjoyable studying about a spot I don’t know a lot about and the locations are actually numerous. The host could possibly be higher, although. He’s all the time saying, “I’m this image” or “I simply appeared up this data.” I’m positive his intentions are good (supplementing/clarifying what the visitor simply stated) nevertheless it makes him come off as uninterested and actually disrupts the move of the dialog. If I need to know extra about one thing that was talked about in an episode, I can simply look it up after I’m completed with the episode.

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