Texas, or at least parts of it, have been getting a lot of rain.....a lot. Here in the San Antonio area, we are 10 inches ahead of what we usually have this time of year. North Texas has gotten even more; the lakes up there are pretty much full. Now, we haven't been that lucky here. Our lakes are still very low. In any case, along with that rain comes a lot of dark weather. Again, not something we are used to having here. After a long stream of cloudy, rainy days, I was more than ready to get out of the house. I loaded up the Traveling Longdogs and their buddy Angus and headed out for a little drive.
We stopped at Buckey's in New Braunfels for gas and then headed out to Sattler on FM306. Once in Sattler, we turned onto River Road. River Road is always a lovely drive....it makes you feel like you are in a different place. There are a number of "crossings" back and forth across the Guadalupe River.
The river is quite high right now but not flooded. They were worried a day ago and, if the rain continues, it may get to hat point.
There are a couple of farms along this winding road; however, it is mostly a recreational area with lots of cabins and RV places along the way.
Someone put a flag out across the road. It's not sunny but it isn't raining and the sky is lighter.
Hmmmm.....it says General Store but I'm guessing it provides mostly beer and picnic type items for the vacationers visiting along the road.
Almost every inch along the road is privately owned so access is usually through staying at one of the places along the road or using one of the toobing places that do pick-ups and drop-offs. I'm not sure why I didn't get any photos of toobers but they were out there.
All in all, it was a lovely relaxing afternoon and a great way to get out of the house in between rain showers. Traffic was minimal so I was able to stop and snap some photos along the way.