Sunday, January 16, 2011

Armchair Travel -- Palo Duro Canyon and Blanco, Texas

When I'm not writing here, I'm traveling and writing about it.  Almost too much fun to call it work.  I like to do the trips with a companion--another set of eyes and thoughts and dinner entrees.

Last weekend in the cute Hill Country town of Boerne, my sister Jane helped out. No, I didn't send this picture with the article.  Although I was tempted to send the other one, the one taken from behind as she was bending over... 

Don't know when Boerne will be published but today the San Antonio Express-News ran my Palo Duro explorations, here and here.  AND my Blanco profile here.  

I was so tickled, we went out for pancakes this morning, my treat. 


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16 comments:

  1. Wow, how cool! I'll check out your stories right now. You do get around. Our own window to the world

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  2. LOVED the Blanco story! Now onto the other one.

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  3. Thanks for your articles.

    On Palo Duro Cyn, since I am just over 4 hours W of Amarillo or Canyon, looks like a fun weekend trip w/ my mtn bike. I only have to pick a time where their weather doesn't get me!

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  4. Nice tight writing woven around a central thread, Kathleen. The short clips on what to do provide just enough of the right information. Congratulations on getting them in print! x0 N2

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  5. Great post, and I will have to check out the articles, and the love of pancakes!!! Yum! Hope you enjoyed them!

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  6. That's awesome, Kathleen! And the writing is so great -- I'm proud to know you!

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  7. Kathleen, i envy what you do, i love to do those too, but i dont write well. I travel most often with photographers but just hobbyists. I will definitely check your links. More power for the lifestyle you want best.

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  8. It was a fabulous weekend. Thank you for including me. The articles are amazing. Can't wait for the publication of your book. Your writing is too good to be confined within the limits of a travel article.

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  9. You have such a dream job.

    Those are great articles. We've been to Palo Duro, and your words brought back the sights.

    We're only 23 miles from Blanco. But, we haven't been over to explore, yet. Now we know some places to look for.

    We'll be looking for the Boerne article.

    Thanks,
    Linda...

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  10. I can't wait to read them, Kathleen.
    You deserve pancakes.
    And then some.

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  11. If you ever get out a little further west and want to write about the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum and Santa Fe, let me know. I'll get you a media pass. Thanks for mentioning her in your Palo Duro article. I'm from Texas myself and miss it, but I can definitely see why O'Keeffe left it and NY for New Mexico. Come visit =)

    Kristin Kautz, Director of Marketing and PR
    Georgia O’Keeffe Museum
    kristin.kautz@okeeffemuseum.org
    tel: 505.946.1037; fax: 505.946.1085
    217 Johnson St., Santa Fe, NM 87501

    O’Keeffiana: Art and Art Materials
    September 24, 2010 — May 8, 2011
    www.okeeffemuseum.org

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  12. Hi Kathleen,
    great articles! I really enjoyed reading them: plenty of interesting information. Palo Duro Canyon, btw, has long been on my list of places to visit. I'm sorry to say I haven't been there yet. But certainly will. I'd love to ride some of the bicycle trails there, but I understand they're suitable for mountain bikes only - and I don't have one. Will see what I can do there. To the best of my knowledge, there's also a Rails-to-Trails trail close by [ Caprock Canyons State Park Trailway], and that might prove suitable. Need to check that out. Re your articles: I must admit I had read them without looking at who wrote them and only from your post here realized that it was you!
    Re Blanco: There's the Real Ale Ride in May. Unfortunately I won't be able to take part in that as I'll be in Germany then.
    Best regards,
    Pit

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  13. P.S.: Forgot to mentioned that I really like the Brewhouse Brown Ale from the Real Ale Brewing Company. Have had it recently and enjoyed it.
    Regards,
    Pit

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  14. Hi Kathleen,
    looks like that comment down here didn't make it to your blog. So I'm trying again. What I had written was:

    Great articles! I really enjoyed reading them: plenty of interesting information. Palo Duro Canyon, btw, has long been on my list of places to visit. I'm sorry to say I haven't been there yet. But certainly will. I'd love to ride some of the bicycle trails there, but I understand they're suitable for mountain bikes only - and I don't have one. Will see what I can do there. To the best of my knowledge, there's also a Rails-to-Trails trail close by, and that might prove suitable. That's the Caprock Canyons State Park Trailway. Maybe I'll do that sometime.
    Re your articles: I must admit I had read them without looking at who wrote them and only from your post here realized that it was you!
    Re Blanco: There's a great bicycle event there in May, the Real Ale Ride. Unfortunately I won't be able to take part as at that time I'll be in Germany [and England]. But maybe next year.
    Talking of bicycling in the Hill Country: I'll be at the 4th Annual LBJ 100 Bicycle Tour on March 26. Wouldn't you like to write about that? You're cordially invited!

    Best regards, and keep the postings coming,

    Pit

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  15. Congrats on the publication! San Antonio Express-News is LUCKY to have such an amazing writer in their paper!

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  16. Loved your articles. Anyone who can make Texas sound this good is a miracle worker. Such a talent!

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My readers are all geniuses. Can't wait to see what you have to say.