Monday, July 27, 2009

It Was THIS BIG! Fishing in Matagorda Bay

If it's fishing you want, then Matagorda County is the place to be. Whether you fish from a boat offshore, from the bank, or off the pier, you're bound to land one that will be the subject of many fish tales back at the office.

Need some help finding that big one? There are dozens of fishing guides in Matagorda County who can take you out and show you all the best spots. Fishing tournaments are held frequently from March through the fall months, so grab your buddies and come on down for a weekend of fishing and fun.

For information on events, other things to do, places to stay, and restaurants to try during your visit to Matagorda County, contact the Matagorda County Convention and Visitors Bureau. And for great, up-to-the-minute information become a fan of the Matagorda County CVB on Facebook.

Photo courtesy of ChiODaisi.

Monday, July 20, 2009

San Saba's Mill Pond Park Is Perfect for a Picnic


Even in the heat of the Texas summer, there's shade in San Saba's Mill Pond Park. This picturesque park isn't far from downtown, and provides the perfect spot to kick back under the trees and have a picnic lunch. If you're not careful, the sound of the water rushing over the rocks might just lull you into an afternoon nap!

Before it was a park, the area was once San Saba's first waterworks. The Mill House from an old gristmill and the water wheel are still there today. You can also find crystal clear water from the spring, ducks and geese, and abundant plant life.

In addition to the beautiful setting, Mill Pond Park also features picnic sites, pool, pavilion, and a campground with 14 RV hookups. Also located on the grounds are the Mill Pond Gazebo, baseball fields, tennis courts, a playground, beach volleyball court, basketball courts, and nature trails. Visitors to the park can also find the San Saba County Museum and San Saba Civic Center.

For more information about Mill Pond Park and visiting San Saba, contact the San Saba County Chamber of Commerce.

Photo courtesy of Neta Herron Photography.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Remember the Alamode!


Royers Round Top Cafe in Round Top, Texas has long been a staple experience to include in any trip there. Who can resist their menu of "contemporary comfort food" that includes mouth-watering entrees like pork tenderloin, steak, grilled quail, and pasta? Royers is known far and wide, and has received many accolades in the press. There have been stories in the Dallas Morning News, Houston Chronicle, Cowboys and Indians magazine, Texas Country Reporter, and even on the Food Network's "Road Tested".

But as good as the food is at Royers (and it IS good), it' s the pies that cause people to wait in line for a table. Choose from apple, blueberry, chocolate chip, buttermilk, buttermilk delight, butterscotch chip, cherry, peach, pecan, coconut chess, and strawberry rhubarb. You can even order a pie sampler plate! All pies are served with Amy's ice cream - in fact, they even charge you extra if you get yours without the ice cream.

Can't get to Round Top for a slice? No worries. The fine folks at Royers Round Top Cafe will ship you a pie (or two) right to your door!

If you do make the trip, you'll be glad you did. Round Top, TX has lots to see and do once you've had your pie. Give the folks at the Round Top Area Chamber of Commerce a shout, and they'll help you plan your trip.

And don't forget to Remember the Alamode!

Photo courtesy of stevesheriw.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Jump In!

I don't have to tell you. You already know. It's darn hot outside! But it's summertime in Texas, and hot weather doesn't prevent us from getting out there and enjoying all the things the Colorado River Trail has to offer.

Want to escape the heat and still enjoy the great outdoors? The Colorado River Trail exists because of the Colorado River and the Highland Lakes. All offer a multitude of ways to enjoy a Texas summer day on the water ... and staying cool.

Rent a kayak or canoe. Take a swim. Grab some friends and go boating. Or simply go jump in the lake. Have fun on these hot Texas summer days by staying cool on the water.

See you on the lake.