I visited quite a few other places on this trip. Some were small. Others were not so small. For some, I spent a day or two. For others, I spent just a few hours. But I enjoyed all of them. I put them all a single page. You can pick and choose your favorites.
Barton Creek Greenbelt in Austin
On this large-for-an-urban-environment trail system, it can be hard to believe you’re in a city. Because I went in winter, the river was almost entirely dry. I’m used to that, but this was a good size river.
I’m cheating here. I’m combining three nearby areas:
South Padre Island
Padre Island National Seashore
Mustang Island State Park
Big Bend Ranch State Park
Trip-related complications prevented me from visiting very much of this large partk, but am I am planning a return visit so I can see much more.
Guadalupe Mountains National Park
My visit to this park was very brief, but I now know I want to come back when I can spend several days.
Carlsbad Caverns National Park
Astute visitors to this site will note that Carlsbad Caverns is not located in Texas. OK; you’ve got me. But I still enjoyed it.
Palo Duro State Park
Palo Duro Canyon claims to be the second largest canyon in the country. It is called the Grand Canyon of Texas.