Sulpher Springs Campground

While cruising around, we traveled about 10 miles down a dirt road towards Colorado Bend State Park, but took a little detour out of curiosity. At the end of a long gravel road was an oasis in the valley. We saw deer that were eating and drinking 10 feet away and a beautiful winding river at the base of a canyon. It was a place we never would have found without pure wandering. In fact, we almost turned around a few times, but I’m glad we stuck it out.


Because of our nature detour … We were late in getting dinner. We were all so hungry! We ended up at Pepperbelly’s in San Saba, TX. We were surprised with live music and with the fact that we not only were nourishing our bellies but our hearts! Everywhere we turned we saw Bible verses and two songs sung were religious … The beef fajitas were INCREDIBLE too!!!

There was a bit of a detour at

Sulphur Springs in Bend, TX next to Colorado Bend State Park. Beautiful views, super quiet country with deer a few feet away from us. The girls were not as impressed as we were by the quietness and view but did have a good time with a little graffiti on Daddy’s truck … They promised not to do it again!

Eve’s German Cafe

An amazing lunch topped off with a toasted bread with chocolate inside. It was a favorite for the girls. The weiner schnitzel was amazing and the burger was first class. If you ever make it to Lampasas, this is a must visit.

Breakfast of Champions

We slept in today and didn’t roll out of bed until nearly 9 o’clock. Our hotel stay included breakfast, so we ambled down to the buffet. The staff whipped up a fresh batch of waffle batter for us and the girls waited patiently and munched on some blueberry muffins and honey buns. When the waffle batter was ready, we fired up the heat and in minutes we had a huge stack of waffles. The girls devoured them while Mommy & Daddy took time to chew and enjoy each bite – a rare event and the sign of a real vacation. 🙂

We asked for a late checkout and now we are headed back to the pool. We’ll swim for an hour or so, then check out, grab one last meal in town, then head to _________.