McKinney Falls State Park

Some time in early March (before all this COVID-19 virus and social distancing), we took a little trip to nearby McKinney Falls State Park and the Texas town of Wimberley. Unfortunately the virus starting taking over the news, and I forgot all about blogging about this adventure. Even though this is quite late, here goes.

Our whole time in Texas has been plagued by cloudy, rainy days. If I had been keeping track, I would venture to say that close to 50% of our time here has been sunless days. However, the day was gorgeous when we traveled the short distance to McKinney Falls State Park.

We had NO idea what to expect at McKinney Falls State Park. The immediate area around Onion Creek has ledges of limestone. As the creek floods each year, natural erosion creates “pools” in the limestone. It is really uniquely beautiful. We enjoyed our time hiking around the lower and upper falls.

We took a different route back to the RV because we wanted to stop in the town of Wimberley, Texas.

Wimberley was started as a trading post settlement near Cypress Creek in 1848. A gristmill was built in 1856 which was owned by several men through the years.

In 1880 a postmaster from San Marcos applied to have a post office established in the community calling it Wimbleleyville, after the last owner of the mill, Pleasant Wimberley. The application was approved, but the name was shortened to Wimberley.

The community grew and eventually became known as a resort town and was popular with tourists. In May of 2015, Wimberley was hit by catastrophic flooding along the Blanco River which flows through town.

The Main Street of Wimberley has a lot of very old buildings that have become unique little shops. Many buildings have plaques on an outside wall explaining its history. It is such a lovely town. I wish we would have had more time to explore. (We had planned on going back, but then the virus hit. 😢 )

We did have some time for our favorite thing:

We hope you all stay safe and healthy during this COVID 19 pandemic.

So, for now ….. “On the Road Again!”

Betty

2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Bill & Connie
    Apr 09, 2020 @ 17:20:41

    Thanks for sharing. Be safe and let us know when you get to MO and lee us updates on Zoey. Love you kids.

    Reply

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