Road Trip from DFW to the Hill Country

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Espanol Abajo —

We decided to spend 3 days in the beautiful Hill Country. We started our trip from DFW visiting many locations including 3 Texas State Parks!

If you want to know more follow the beautiful Nissan Rogue through all of our destinations! Yes! We were road tripping in style with one of the most intelligent and comfortable SUV’s in the market.

From Dallas to Longhorn Cavern State Park

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A river ran through it, and now you can walk through it!

Longhorn Cavern State Park is a unique Hill Country destination full of natural beauty and Texas-sized tales.

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Developed in the 1930s by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), the park’s star attraction is the Longhorn Cavern, an underground wonder created by the dissolving and cutting action of an ancient river that ran through it for centuries.

We enjoyed a guided cave tour with the funniest guide in town, so many tales and stories of this cavern made this visit unique and fun!

Learn more about the cavern, pricing and availability here https://visitlonghorncavern.com/

 

From Longhorn Cavern State Park to Enchanted Rock

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Magical, Mystical, Enchanted.

Climb the ancient pink granite dome for amazing Hill Country views. The scenery, rock formations, and legends are magical, too!

You can hike, backpack, camp, rock climb, picnic, bird, study nature, geocache and stargaze.  We climb a little and hiked a lot because we brought our dog with us and dogs are not allowed to hike to the top.

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But we still enjoyed an amazing afternoon here, hiking around this amazing pink dome.

Visit their website for more information about pricing and availability

https://tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/enchanted-rock

 

From Enchanted Rock to Fredericksburg, TX

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One of the most romantic small towns in the country. Their founders knew this was someplace special when they planted roots here in 1846. Behind the elegant shops and fine dining, you can feel the authentic German soul and see reminders of this heritage in the historic buildings along Main Street, the German cuisine at local restaurants and the welcoming spirit of their people.

We had dinner at The Auslander Restaurant, great food, great music, and great beers! We spend the night at the Fredericksburg Inn & Suites (pets are allowed here)

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Visit https://www.visitfredericksburgtx.com/ to see what to do while in Fredericksburg, TX.

 

From Fredericksburg, TX to Stonehenge II

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Stonehenge II was created as an art project by the late Al Shepperd, a Hill Country Arts Foundation patron, and his neighbor Doug Hill more than 20 years ago on Shepperd’s land in nearby Hunt, Texas.

It took nine months to build and is 90 percent the height and 60 percent the width as the original.  After Shepperd’s death, the megalithic circle along with its Easter Island sidekicks needed a new home. In an effort to preserve this true Texas landmark, the sculptures were relocated stone-by-stone to their final resting place beside the Guadalupe River on the campus of the Hill Country Arts Foundation.

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We stopped at this unique work of art, visited by thousands of tourists since its inception in Hunt, Texas over 20 years ago.

Learn more about Stonehenge II here http://www.hcaf.com/stonehenge-ii/

 

From Stonehenge II to Pedernales Falls State Park

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Flowing over and around huge slabs of limestone, the Pedernales River is a great place to relax and recharge.

Here you can camp, hike, mountain bike, picnic, geocache, bird watch and ride horses. On the river, you can swim, wade, tube or fish.

We were able to walk around the falls (you can’t swim here) the falls are so beautiful and so calming. Be ready to walk a lot, bring comfortable shoes, food and water.

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We then spent the afternoon at the river, you can drive to this area, park and walk to the river. This was my favorite part! You can swim here! It was a beautiful afternoon with the family.

To learn more about this park visit https://tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/pedernales-falls

 

From Pedernales Falls to Austin, TX

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After watching the sunset at Pedernales falls we headed to Austin, TX  to have a delicious dinner at El Taquito amazing food and great drinks! We spend the night in Austin, TX.

Next morning we drove/walked around downtown Austin, visiting The Capitol and their most important landmarks. We had lunch at Abel’s on the lake with an amazing view of the Lake Travis.

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We then spent the afternoon at Zilker Park playing with Victoria and Moo 🙂

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From Austin, TX to Dallas, TX

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We headed back home in the amazing Nissan Rogue, with driver assistance, cruise control, rear door alert system, standard forward-collision warning and automated emergency braking, Standard blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert, Standard lane-departure warning and lane-keeping assist, 360-degree surround-view camera and much more!

If you are looking for a car visit Andrew at Trophy Nissan in Mesquite, TX.

Hope you can visit these places soon, they are all breathtaking. The Hill Country is amazing!

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With Love,

Valentina Meza – Kohnenkampf

——SPANISH—–

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Decidimos pasar 3 días en el maravilloso Hill Country. Empezamos nuestro viaje desde DFW visitando diferentes locaciones que incluyeron tres parques del estado.

Si quieres saber más sobre los lugares que visitamos, sigue a la hermosa e inteligente Nissan Rogue 2020 por todos nuestros destinos.

De Dallas al Longhorn Cavern State Park

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Un rio corría a través de él y ahora ¡podemos caminarlo!

Longhorn Cavern State Park es un destino único en el Hill Country lleno de belleza natural y de historias tan grandes como Texas.

Desarrollado en la década de 1930 por el (CCC) la atracción principal es una cueva, una maravilla subterránea creada por la acción de disolución y corte de un antiguo rio.

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Disfrutamos de una visita guiada con uno de los guías más divertidos que me ha tocado, quien nos contó muchas historias y cuentos que hicieron las casi dos horas del recorrido súper divertidas.

Para saber más sobre precios y disponibilidad visita https://visitlonghorncavern.com/

 

De Longhorn Cavern State Park a Enchanted Rock

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Magica, Mistica, Encantada.

Subete a la cima de la antigua cúpula de granito color rosa para disfrutar de vistas maravillosas del Hill Country. El paisaje, las formaciones rocosas y las leyendas también son mágicas.

Puedes caminar, excursionar, escalar, hacer picnic, observar aves, estudiar la naturaleza, las rocas y las estrellas. Nosotros logramos escalar hasta cierto punto porque no dejan que los perros lleguen hasta la cima ya que es peligroso, y nosotros andábamos con nuestra Moo.

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De igual forma disfrutamos de una tarde increíble caminando y excursionando en esta hermosa piedra color rosa.

Para saber más sobre precios y disponibilidad visita https://visitlonghorncavern.com/

 

De Enchanted Rock a Fredericksburg, TX

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Uno de los pueblos más románticos del país.

Sus fundadores sabían que este era un lugar especial cuando plantaron sus raíces en 1846. Detrás de las elegantes tiendas y restaurantes, puedes sentir el autentica alma alemana en sus edificios a lo largo de la calle principal.

Cenamos en The Auslander Restaurant, donde tenían Buena música, buena comida y deliciosas cervezas. Pasamos la noche en Fredericksburg In  & Suites (Aquí aceptan perritos).

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Visita https://www.visitfredericksburgtx.com/ para ver todo lo que esta pasando en Fredericksburg, TX.

 

De Fredericksburg, TX a Stonehenge II

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Stonehenge II fue creado como un Proyecto de arte por el difunto Al Shepperd, un patrocinador del Hill Country Arts Foundation, y su vecino Doug Hill hace más de 20 años en las tierras de Shepperd cerca de Hunt, Texas.

Les tomo 9 meses construirlo, tiene 90% de la altura y 60% del ancho del original. Luego de la muerte de Shepperd el círculo megalítico junto con las dos estatuas de la Isla de Pacua necesitaban un nuevo hogar.

En un esfuerzo por conservarlas las esculturas fueron reubicadas piedra por piedra en su lugar de descanso final al lado del rio Guadalupe en el campus del Hill Country Arts Foundation.

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Visitamos esta obra de arte única que es visitada por miles de turistas desde su creación en Hunt, Texas hace más de 20 años.

Para más Info visita http://www.hcaf.com/stonehenge-ii/

 

De Stonehenge II a Pedernales Falls State Park

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Fluyendo alrededor de enormes lozas de piedras caliza el rio Pedernales es el lugar perfecto para relajarse y recargar energías.

Aquí puedes acampar, caminar, usar bicicleta, hacer picnic y montar a caballo. En el lado del rio puedes nadar y pescar.

Pudimos caminar alrededor de las cataratas (en esta área no puedes nadar) y les cuento que no son solo hermosas, su sonido es súper relajante.

Prepárate para caminar mucho, trae suficiente agua, comida y zapatos cómodos.

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Pasamos la tarde nadando en el rio, esta fue sin duda mi parte favorita de este día, fue una hermosa tarde con mi familia.

Para saber más sobre precios y disponibilidad visita  https://tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/pedernales-falls

 

De Pedernales Falls a Austin, TX

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Después de ver el atardecer en  Pedernales falls nos fuimos a Austin, TX  y cenamos en el delicioso El Taquito  Pasamos la noche en Austin, TX.

La mañana siguiente manejamos y caminamos por hermosos lugares de Austin como el capitolio. Almorzamos en Abel’s on the lake con una hermosa vista al Lago Travis.

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Disfrutamos la tarde en Zilker Park jugando con Victoria y Moo 🙂

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De Austin, TX a Dallas, TX

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Nos regresamos a casa a bordo de la fabulosa Nissan Rogue 2020, que tiene asistencia al conductor, control de cruce, sistema de alerta de puerta trasera, advertencia de colisión frontal, frenado de emergencia, monitoreo de punto ciego, alerta de cruce trasera, advertencia de salida de carril, cámara de 360 grados y mucho más!

Si estás buscando invertir en nuevo vehículo visita a mi amigo Andrew de Trophy Nissan en Mesquite, TX.

Espero puedan visitar pronto todos estos lugares, les prometo que les encantaran. ¡Son maravillosos!

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Con Amor,

Valentina Meza – Kohnenkampf

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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