Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Another Visit to Landa Park

Comal Springs - It's pretty low lately because of the drought.
The water was so clear and cold!
A stack of rocks someone set up on the trail
A crawdad!
Remember the Nutria from a few posts ago? Well, here's Mom and Baby! Aren't they CUTE!?

Well, that's all for now. Hope you enjoy!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Hollow Tree Ranch

Horses are my favorite animals. In fact, if I could, I would own one.

But since that isn't in the budget at the moment, I ride at Hollow Tree Ranch in New Braunfels, Texas. Mr. Jeff Oliver runs the place. From the moment you arrive, you feel welcome.

Mr. Oliver riding Ringo

At the ranch, they officially teach lessons in the western style, but you will probably end up riding bareback. The ranch will do birthday parties, group lessons, private lessons and even therapeutic riding lessons. They teach roping lessons as well. Also, they run Spring Break, summer and winter week-long riding and roping camps. 

Mr. Oliver teaches on a very personal level; his goal is for you to learn how to ride and enjoy it too!

I was very blessed to find this ranch, and I have truly enjoyed the teaching I have received from Mr. Oliver. It was a very different and pleasant experience for me compared to other barns I had ridden at before.

Let me introduce you to the horses:

Ringo (my favorite)

If you live in the area or will be visiting, I encourage you to visit the ranch and have a great ride! You might even see me there!

Our Visit to Landa Park

About two weeks ago, my Mom and I visited Landa Park in New Braunfels, Texas. I always thought the history of the park was interesting.

The park was originally owned by William Merriwether in 1847. John Landa opened a store in downtown New Braunfels, earned enough money and bought the riverfront property from Mr. Merriwether. His son, Harry, then took oversight of the property, and in 1897 was encouraged by a large stockholder by the name of Helen Gould to open the area to the public. Then in 1900 the Missouri, Kansas and Texas railroad extended its track right through the park. In 1927 the park was sold to investors.

Today it is a favorite place of locals and visitors alike to ride the miniature train through the park (in fact, we know a gentleman who used drive the train), go tubing on the Comal River (which is the shortest river in the United States - measuring three-quarters of a mile long) or just enjoy the peace of the surroundings. Inside the park there is also a miniature golf course and a pool.

When we visited the park we were approached by several creatures:

Mom and I thought this duck was pretty hilarious...
Ever heard of a Nutria before? (By the way, they EAT these things.)
We witnessed this crane gobble up this LIVE crayfish!
If you'd like to learn more about Landa Park, visit this website

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