Perdernales State Park, Johnson City, TX

Perdernales State Park, Johnson City, TX

Recently, my husband and I have had the time to revisit the back roads of Texas.  When we first started dating, we used to spend the weekends frequenting the small towns around Austin, Texas.  As our own roads in life led us into the restaurant industry and graduate school, driving the back-roads on weekends was no longer an option.  However, lately, we once again have weekends to drive, walk, and enjoy the hill country.  This blog is to record these opportunities and an attempt to try and freeze this time we have, despite knowing full well that is not truly possible.  I love Texas, and I hope you will enjoy these photos and musings.

25 Responses to About

  1. Hill country is beautiful! Texas can truly be a beautiful place, and I’m so glad you’re documenting it! I’m from Austin. 🙂

    • benleeirene says:

      Yes, I love the Hill Country! My husband and I pretty much live in Austin (hoping to do some posts on Austin the future) but often find ourselves in the Hill Country on the weekends. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

  2. Alex Autin says:

    I like what you’re doing here!

    Greetings from San Antonio 😀

  3. mamajoyx9 says:

    Awww. What a great idea! The Texas Hill Country is the greatest! Nice to meet another fan!


    • benleeirene says:

      Thanks, yes, I’m a big fan of the Hill Country. Really liked your photo of the Rain Lilies. I’m trying to learn more flower names for my writing and blogging. Thanks for stopping by!

  4. wherethedaytakesme says:

    Your blog looks very inviting, I look forward to reading more. Thanks for stopping by my blog. 🙂

  5. I really enjoy your photography and reading about your escapades! Maybe we will cross paths out in the country one day!

  6. Thanks for stopping by Onelifethislife! I have never been to Texas and this my chance to visit without leaving home. 🙂

  7. Rachel says:

    Ah, your blog (and Texas in general) is awesome. Hi from Austin!

  8. gpcox says:

    The back roads are always the best routes to travel.

  9. J. Parker says:

    Oh my goodness, finding your blog just made me SO happy!

    Texas Forever! 🙂

    J. Parker

  10. Sarah says:

    Your blog is awesome!! I love that it’s such a great tribute to Texas. And the posts on all the restaurants. Yuuuum! 🙂

  11. Beautiful work. I grew up in Canyon Lake/ Wimberley, which I visit frequently but still long to maintain a deeper connection so I look forward to your posts.

    • benleeirene says:

      Thanks so much for stopping by and the comments. My husband and I lived in Wimberley for awhile, and I loved it. I work in Austin, so it was wonderful to come home at night to the quiet (could hear the deer hooves on the pavement) and the stars.

  12. I love your blog! I have been in Texas for over 35 years, and I travel all over it, but I have never been to so many of the places you have written about! We usually go all the way from East Texas to Edwards County or far West Texas, and we are so busy trying to get where we are going that we rarely stop along the way – but you have made me want to try a whole lot of new places! And even if I never get to them, I will at least know something about them now!

    • benleeirene says:

      Thank you! That is the best compliment I can get (that it makes people want to travel). I also would like to write about West Texas. My sister was out there for awhile, and despite the long drive, I just loved going out there. I love your website. I’ve always wanted to learn how to quilt, maybe following yours will inspire me to finally do it. Plus, what a creative idea for a blog. Love it.

  13. solopress11 says:

    Hello, and thank you for reading my blog. I think you would totally enjoy Gwen’s book “Always Going.” This is her memoir of life in Texas in the 1930’s-40’s, and I think it would be a delight to you, to see your land from a child’s view during the depression. You can read about it on our blog, solopress2.wordpress.com
    Alexis Campbell Jansky

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