When you grow up in an area, you tend to take for granted everything it has to offer. Even as you hear about new or improved happenings, you may give it a passing acknowledgement, but then go about your business. Routines are fantastic. I’m a strong supporter of routines and having regular, familiar places to continually go back to . There’s a fine line between routine and rut though.
As I was considering what I wanted to do this summer, I was struck with how much of my city and surrounding area I hadn’t experienced- either in several years, or ever. Places that I hear mentioned on a daily basis, yet never really give more than a passing thought to.
This summer is full of ambitious adventure goals! Last year, I wrote a list of what I wanted to accomplish during the summer months. Despite it’s modest size, I wasn’t able to accomplish anything on that list.
Inspired by last year’s spectacular failure, I’ve decided to compile an even more challenging bucket list this year.
I’m open to any hiking I can get in, but I do have two particular places I want to visit this year. **Edit: It’s 105* outside, which makes it roughly 278* on the Rock, so this is being put off until October. Possibly November. Thank you, Texas summer…
Some day trips, and maybe an overnight. Or two.
- Bussey’s Flea Market
- Round Top –this one had to be put off, because the next one is in September
- Fredericksburg Trade Days
- Gruene (pronounced green)
Explore San Antonio
There are so many places within San Antonio that I want to explore, because for some reason I just haven’t done it in the past.
- King William/ Blue Star/ Southtown
- Museum Reach of the Riverwalk
- Witte Museum– they have a new Maya exhibit, and one of my instructors helped create and develop it!
- Pearl/ Hotel Emma– No, I haven’t been to Pearl yet
- Brackenridge Park/ Ride the train
- San Antonio Fire Museum –Done! July 23, 2016
- Stars and Stripes Drive-In (technically in New Braunfels, but close enough)
Truthfully, I’m open to any and all adventures that come my way this summer. I’m ready to explore, expand, and take in everything I can!
**edit: I’ve recently heard about a ghost town where D’Hanis was originally settled, and there are still structures there. I am DEFINITELY adding this to my list!
What other hidden gems should I add to my list in the San Antonio/ Central Texas area?