Journey to Boerne

Wow, it is such a beautiful day outside! So, since this is my first blog post, I thought I might tell y'all about an adventure that my mom, dad, and I took last weekend. About a 2 hour drive from where I live is a town called Boerne, known for the Cibolo Creek that passes through it, and many other things as we soon found out...
First stop: Boerne Market Days

That was, well...interesting. Let's just say...we got some good emu oil. For all of you wondering right now (believe me, I did too)...the oil comes from the emu's hair.

Next stop: The Hotel Pool

This pool was an attraction in itself...palm trees, waterfall, tiki torches (that sounds like the lyrics to a Kenny Chesney song) that light up at night. Yeah, let's just say there was never a dull moment out here, except for when I took this picture. I guess all the party animals were fast asleep at 10:00 am!
Next stop: Hiking at the Cibolo Nature Center
It was a beautiful hike through the woods and along the cypress tree-lined creek...very quiet, too, which is always a plus! The Cibolo Nature Center is a 100 acre nature preserve; they hold many different workshops (all with a focus on conservation and rehabilitation of nature) throughout the year, but we just came for the hiking!
Next stop: Boerne City Lake Park

First of all, who knew? This lake is a true gem, and it's only a couple of minutes from downtown Boerne...we rented kayaks, and went out on the lake for an hour or so; if you're ever in Boerne, don't miss this! I think it's one of those places where the majority of visitors are locals.
Next stop: The Shops

What else could this trip use? If you said "a little bit of shopping," you'd be correct. Sadly, most of the shops are closed on Mondays; again, who knew? We were able to look around The Little Nature Store (gifts to fulfill any environmentalist's dreams), and the Hill Country Lavender store in Blanco (about 25-30 minutes from Boerne). Actually, Blanco is a great "aventura" in itself; be sure to go the weekend of the lavender festival though, or just pop in to the store we did that's right on the square. Blanco labels itself as "The Lavender Capital of Texas," and believe me, you won't leave disappointed, but you will leave and rightly should leave with a bunch of lavender!

Last (but certainly not least) stop: Our Trip Back

Oh yeah, the sight of two horses resting under a live oak tree was the cherry on top of this trip! If you ever visit Boerne, keep an open mind, and be sure to explore, because as we found out, there are new discoveries around every corner, and that is what makes Boerne a great aventura! ~Abril~

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