Round Rock Roundup

Round Rock Roundup

Round Rock is named for an actual round rock, which rests in the bed of Brushy Creek on the west side of the city. Continuing further west, down Hairy Man Rd (a colorful local legend), you’ll arrive at the Brushy Creek Trail, which meanders into Cedar Park and a 38-acre recreation park and lake. The largest in the city’s parks system is Old Settler’s Park, adjacent to the Dell Diamond, home of the Round Rock Express. For less strenuous recreation that is within reach of a glass of wine, there is bocce under the trees at Wine Sensation in downtown.

Dive into an Underground Cave!

Dive into an Underground Cave!

Do you have Swimming Hole Regret? That is to say, did you have grand plans this summer to visit swimming holes across Central Texas but didn’t, and now they’re closed for the season? While you daydream these next few months about those cool waters and gorgeous natural settings, save-the-date for May 1, 2018 when Jacob’s Well reopens for its swimming season. This Wimberley location always makes the top 10 lists for Central Texas swimming holes, and for good reason; it’s absolutely magical.

Rosé to the Rescue!

Rosé to the Rescue!

It’s important when on-the-go to have a place for a pick-me-up, whether of the caffeine, cookies, or wine persuasion. Italic just happens to have all three (in addition to an extensive menu of actual food).

Harvey Relief on the Coast!

Harvey Relief on the Coast!

Our trip was inspired two things. First, feeling sort of helpless, knowing many of our fellow Texans needed help. Second, a Facebook post we saw several times -- that the "big" cities were getting attention and help in the wake of Harvey's destruction, but small towns on the Coast needed help. We'll confess, we hadn't heard of most of the towns in the post - Tivoli, Bayside, Woodsboro. Neither of us have any real personal connection to the Coast--no vacation home, beach shack, etc. But, when we saw the reminder, we felt like we could make a difference in some lives and set to work to do it.