Saturday, October 24, 2009

Rolling out to Reimers Ranch

Kate's Aunt P.K. is in town this weekend, so we decided to take advantage of the perfect weather by going out to Milton Reimers Ranch Park.

Located on the Pedernales River in the far western reaches of Travis County, Reimers Ranch is well-known to rock-climbers and mountain bikers, but it has only been in the Travis County Parks system since 2006. This was the first time I'd been out there.

With the recent rains bringing the Hill Country back to life, our quick day trip was well worth the $8 admission. I think we'll bring a picnic next time. Here are a few amateur snapshots to give you a better idea of how bucolic things are right now.

The flowers are blooming...

...and the water is flowing.

The mission-style "village" on the bluff was actually the movie set of the 2004 version of The Alamo.

Not quite the Playboy Mansion grotto, but close.

The Pedernales heads toward Lake Travis under clear blue skies.

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