On our last trip (which is looking like it may be going down in the record books as the Trip with No Name) we headed out looking for cooler weather. Now we are on the road looking for warmer weather! I’m not sure we found it but we drove 5 hours south hoping to find it. We are spending the weekend in a little State Park near Beaumont, TX: Village Creek State Park. We picked this Park because it is close to the Big Thicket National Preserve. We wanted to do some hiking there but there isn’t any camping in the National Preserve. Hopefully, I will get some nice pictures to post later this weekend or on Monday.
For the last few years, we have taken a relatively short trip each fall and headed to the Hill Country of Texas around Austin or San Antonio. There is a great Texas Furniture Makers Show in Kerrville at the Kerr Arts & Cultural Center that is very nice. They always have some really beautiful handcrafted wood furniture that is amazing.
We are combining our trip to Kerrville with a stop in Houston for the biggest quilt show in the country – International Quilt Festival and a stop near Austin so Alan can hang out with other guys who like to restore old woodworking machines for a day at TexFest. We will make it home in plenty of time to get on a plane and fly East where there definitely won’t be any warmer weather.