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    If you have not been. Put it on your bucket list. The Texas Hill Country is a must see! 1. Kayak the Medina River | 10 Adventures in Texas' Hidden Hill Country - Southern Living

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    10 Adventures in Texas' Hidden Hill Country I especially want to do this one:Kayak the Medina River Winding through tunnels of towering bald cypress trees on its way to Bandera, the Medina River doesn’t get the crowds that flock to the Guadalupe River. So you have most of it to yourself as you spend a couple of hours of bliss in a kayak rented from the Medina River Company, 830/796-3600.

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    10 Texas Hidden Adventures Kayak the Medina River Winding through tunnels of towering bald cypress trees on its way to Bandera, the Medina River doesn’t get the crowds that flock to the Guadalupe River.

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Bluebonnets generally begin blooming in mid-March and continue into April when they’re joined by other later blooming varieties of native flowers. Advice for finding the most beautiful blooms: “Drop in at small-town cafes and ask locals. They know the country better than anyone else.” Or, call the Texas Department of Transportation Wildflower Hotline, 800/452-9292.

SLEEP IN A GARDEN- Wake up to the smell of rosemary, thyme, and other fresh scents when you stay in one of the Sunday Houses at Fredericksburg Herb Farm, 830/997-8615. The cozy cottages are styled like the old-time “Sunday Houses” built by German farmers for weekend stays when they came to town for church and shopping.

Fun things to do with the family (only if I can convince Marvin)! - 10 Texas Hidden Adventures -- 1) Kayak the Medina River; 2) Smell Lavender; 3) Pick Peaches; 4) Sleep in a Garden; 5) Swim in Texas Bluebonnets; 6) Dig for Topaz; 7) Hike to Gorman Falls; 8) Drive Scenic Highway 16; 9) Eat Apple Pie; 10) Watch a Sunset from Enchanted Rock

DIG FOR BLUE TOPAZ- In the Hill Country, you find them lying on the ground. Topaz, the state gem of Texas, is found only in Mason County

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The Narrows, Hill Country, Texas Upper south side of Lake Travis near the community of Spicewood. From Austin take Texas 71, turn north on Spur 191, and proceed approximately one mile to Spicewood. Continue traveling north 1.1 miles on Burnet County Road 410 to CR 411, which is a gravel road. Proceed approximately 1.5 miles north to the entrance for the Narrows Recreation Area.