The Longdogs

The Longdogs
Willy, Harley (back center), and Gretchen

Wandering Down River Road

After an unusual number of cloudy gray, cold days, I was more than ready to get out in the sunshine. Since an RVing trip wasn't in sight, I decided to head out for a scenic drive. The Traveling Longdogs were eager to go too so we packed up and headed out. First stop, New Braunfels.....I wanted to fill up with gasoline. Gasoline was $1.75 and......diesel was $2.19!!!!

I decided to head out to the far end of River Road which is in Sattler near Canyon Lake so that I would be heading back towards home on the trip. This proved to be a brilliant move as traffic going my way was almost non-existent which is wonderful when you want to cruise along slowly and grab a few pics while enjoying the view. Since it was a weekday, traffic from the opposite end was also light but not as good as from the lake end.

River Road criss-crosses the Guadalupe River about 7 times. There are no big high bridges just crossings just above the river. We've had a fair amount of rain so the river has a nice amount of water in it.

Many of the trees are bare but the grass is green and the air is nice and warm.

It's a tranquil, soul refreshing drive. On a hot weekend day in the summer, it would be crowded and noisy with people toobing in the cool water. Yes, it is "toobing" on the Guadelupe not "tubing". You will have to "tube" elswhere.

Today I saw relatively uncrowded campgrounds along the way. There were fly fishermen spread out along the way just enjoying the beautiful day.

There are a couple way in the background of this picture.

Summer would see lots of tents along the shore.

But today it was peaceful and calm. I felt so much better. We all really enjoyed our outing.

Of course, an RV trip would be even more exhilarating but you sometimes you just have to make the best of the situation.


  1. Nice pictures. Always enjoy those no-bridge crossings on the Guadelupe. It' toob'in in our part of the world, also.

  2. Seems you should be camped in one of those beautiful and empty places. But any road trip is better than staying home.


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