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Trail of Lights, Lady Bird Lake and You

CyberCelt | December 4, 2012 in Fairs/Festivals,Family Fun,Holidays,Lakes,Nature,RV Parks,RV Travel | Comments (0)

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Austin Trail of Lights Will be Lit This Year!

For 3 years, Austin Trail of Lights remained dark due to economic reasons.  This year, be amazed by the lights and sets that have been created on the banks of Lady Bird Lake.  Viewing the lights reflected in the lake is mesmerizing.  The Trail is a great family outing and FREE.  Food and drinks available.  Level ground means this trail is easily navigable.

slide show of the Trail of Lights 2012 in Austin, TX

Trail of Lights, Austin, Texas

Austin Trail of Lights

December 16th – 23rd, 2012
Zilker Park, Austin, Texas


Daily Hours: 6:30 -10 pm

Trail Schedule: Sunday 12/16 – Sunday 12/23

Trail of Lights 5K Race: Saturday 12/15

Get details on performances, parking, shuttles, vendors by clicking here.

There will be on-site parking at Zilker Park, and two shuttle routes to the Trail from Barton Creek Mall and Republic Square Park.  Take the shuttle, save gas, time and aggravation.

Please: When you approach the site, stop and make sure everyone agrees on where to meet if the family is separated.  The Zilker Tree was always a good meeting spot for my family,  The kids would spin beneath the tree and make themselves dizzy.

 RV Parks in Austin Area

Austin Lonestar RV Park- 5 miles south of downtown on the East side of I-35.

Austin Oak Forest RV Park
– 10 minutes from downtown Austin, the University of Texas and the State Capitol. Located east of IH-35 by Decker Lake.

Emma Long Metropolitan Park – on Lake Austin. Some RV slips available. Camping, swimming. Located off FM 2222.

McKinney Falls State Park
– Southeast of Austin on Onion Creek. Water and electric sites available. These are not pull through sites and an RV with 2 slides may not fit. Call park for information.

Plum Creek RV
– Large sites. Located on IH-35, 12 miles from Austin and 4 miles from San Marcos.

**Click for hotels**



Drive or Walk Through Texas Christmas Celebrations

CyberCelt | November 30, 2012 in Day Trips,Fairs/Festivals,Family Fun,Holidays,RV Travel | Comments (0)

Texas Christmas Holiday Celebrations

There is much to see and do in Texas during the holiday season. Each year, I try to highlight a new way to enjoy the holidays, with an eye to gas prices and other costs. So, jump in your RV or car and get ready to see the beauty of Texas during the Christmas Season.

The Texas Hill Country Regional Christmas Lighting Trail

Every year, the citizens of towns and villages in the Texas Hill Country spring into action.  These elves spends days, if not weeks, preparing festivities for visitors.  From the map, it may look like you could drive the trail in one day.  Please do not try it. The roads are not divided highways and many run through the center of towns.  Below is a map of the trail with possible day trips delineated by green boxes.

2012 Texas Hill Country Regional Christmas Lighting Trail Participants

  • Bandera – cowboy capitol of the world
  • Blanco – beautifully decorated courthouse and scenic views of lavender fields and wineries
  • Boerne – Cowboy Christmas at Enchanted Springs Ranch
  • Burnet – visit Bethlehem in Texas
  • Fredericksburg – 26 foot tall Christmas Pyramid, a German-themed Christmas tree and an outdoor ice skating rink
  • Johnson City – Christmas at the LBJ Boyhood Home, lighted courthouse
  • Kerrville – always a fun place to visit
  • Llano – “Starry Starry Nights” on the banks of the Llano River; snow tubing
  • Marble Falls – spectacular lights on the bank of Lake Marble Falls
  • Wimberley – EmilyAnn Theatre and Gardens’ Trail of Lights

Map of Texas Hill Country Regional Christmas Lighting Trail

2012 Texas Hill Country Regional Christmas Lighting Trail

Day Trips on 2012 Texas Hill Country Regional Christmas Lighting Trail

Lodging on Texas Hill Country Regional Christmas Lighting Trail

Click and link for all types of lodging on the trail.

Bandera | Blanco | Boerne | Burnet | Dripping Springs | Fredericksburg |

Johnson City | Kerrville | Llano | Marble Falls | Wimberley


August Events in Hilll Country

CyberCelt | August 19, 2012 in Animals,BBQ,Events,Fairs/Festivals,Family Fun,Food/Wine,Motor Sports,Rodeos,RV Travel | Comments (0)

City……………………….. Event ………………………………………Date(s)

Historic Gruene Ol Gruene Market Days 18-19
Historic Gruene Come and Taste It at the Grapevine Texas Wine Bar 23
Fredericksburg 124th Gillespie County Fair and Antique Tractor & Engine Club Heritage Show 23-26
Fredericksburg Gillespie County Fair Parade 24
Historic Gruene Friday Afternoon Club at Gruene Hall 24
Fredericksburg Gillespie County Fair Livestock Shows 24-26
Bandera Cowboys on Main 25
Bellville Spring Creek Bluegrass Club Show & Jam 25
Boerne Cibolo Songs & Stories and Hot Rod Nights at Soda Pops 25
Buda Downtown Farmers Market 25
Comfort Farmers Market 25
Cuero 4th Annual Chamber of Commerce World Series of Cuero Fundraiser 25
Kerrville Kerr County Market Days 25
Fredericksburg Live Pari-Mutuel Horse Racing 25-26
Stonewall 16th Annual Grape Stomp at Becker Vineyards 25-26
Stonewall LBJ 104th Birthday Celebration at the Lyndon B. Johnson State and National Historical Parks 27
Fredericksburg Farmers Market 30
Historic Gruene Come and Taste It at the Grapevine Texas Wine Bar 30
La Grange Fayette Country Fair 30-31
Bertram Oatmeal Festival 31 – Sept 1
Bandera Celebrate Bandera 31 – Sept 2
Boerne Kendall County Fair 31 – Sept 2
Kerrville Wine & Music Festival 31 – Sept 2
Sargent VFW BBQ Cook-off 31 – Sept 2

Thump! Thump! Luling Watermelon Thump!

CyberCelt | June 22, 2012 in Activities,Contests,Fairs/Festivals,Family Fun,RV Travel | Comments (1)

Once a year, the Watermelon Thump takes place in Luling, The Texas Champion Watermelon award is given to the largest Black Diamond watermelon grown according to the grower’s association rules. The top entries in the Melon Contest are sold at auction. Past Champion melons have brought between $400 and $22,500.

The Watermelon Thump is good family fun.

Friday June 22

$5 Admission 5:30 pm-7 pm  to all areas of the festival! Stay & enjoy the main stage acts 7 pm- 12 am, Thom Sheperd and Kevin Fowler, and more for $15!

Saturday June 23

FREE ADMISSION UNTIL 1 PM! After 1 pm $10 gate admission includes grounds access plus all music & activities.8:30pm to 1 am Main Stage Entertainment, The Cody Johnson Band, Charlie Robison & The Bellamy Brothers.

Sunday June 24

Sunday features Free Full Access with a Car Show, Music, and Team Seed Spitting. Festivities take place 1 p.m. to 9 p.m.


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