Last week, we made it out to our beloved San Marcos river for just an overnight trip. It’s not but about 2 hours from home, and we use points for the hotel, so we can keep the cost down. Just gas and food need purchased (which are not cheap anymore!).
We hadn’t been to the river since last September. Before that, we were making the trip 3-4 times a year easily. But, the pandemic has thrown us off. It’s ok. We’re very grateful to head back when we can.
We take Newton and LuAnn with us every single time. This makes my mom’s Granimal-sitting at the a little easier! This time around, we added Pico to our travel crew. He did waaay better than I suspected he would, so he may make the team for next time!
It was nice to get back to the river. On a Tuesday, it wasn’t too busy at first. We rolled in about 12:30 p.m. and luckily found a parking spot close to our favorite area to go along the river. After walking down and setting up our 2 chairs, we all jumped in. This river is spring fed and a consistent 72 degrees no matter what the outside elements are at the time. It’s amazing!
The river was a nice respite to the heat we’ve been having since May. We spent the evening back at the river, and a few hours the next day as well before we headed home.
While I did attend the local university my freshman year of college located near the river, I never knew about the special nooks we found about 5 years ago when we went to a friend’s wedding in the area. Since then, we return again and again and are never disappointed.
Going to San Marcos and making the trip, staying overnight, it’s been something I could and can do even when I’ve been pretty ill or I guess I could say even if/when I’m in a flare. It’s served as a place I can go and just be. It gets me out of the house, out of the day to day struggle of chronic illness in a way I haven’t found in many other ways. I get to see my husband happy – he loves the river, too- and the pups have fun.
I’m hoping we can make one more trip up to our favorite place this next week before we head back to start the new school year and to celebrate my husband’s upcoming birthday. Fingers crossed!
I hope you all are having a good summer and that it’s not so hot in your part of the world.
Do you have a favorite or special place you like to visit?
Take care! Peace-B