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Archive: Feb 2017

Watch out for that tree!

I enjoy an adventure and excitement when I go out on the water. ¬†Fun and excitement can sometimes be hard to explain without a little danger. ¬†There is a fine line between adventure and disaster. ¬†Lone Star Kayak Tour guide are trained to see disaster before it happens. The photo on the left show a…

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February 28, 2017

Hot Spots in Austin, Texas: San Gabriel River

San Gabriel River, Texas The San Gabriel River flows through central Texas all the way to California. Its formed by the confluence of the North Fork San Gabriel and the South Fork San Gabriel in Georgetown, Texas. Before several impoundments were put into place, the San Gabriel river was prone to short but quick flooding….

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February 23, 2017

Hot Spots in Austin, Texas: Lake Travis

Texas: Lake Travis Lake Travis is a hot spot to visit northwest of Austin, Texas. Lake Travis is a reservoir that was built on the Colorado River in 1942 to contain floodwaters. After a bad flood in 1938, Texas officials saw the construction of Lake Travis as necessary. It stretches a vast 65 miles across the top of Travis County. It has several uses including that of flood control, water supply, electrical power generation, and, most importantly, recreational purposes. Lake Travis Lake Travis is a gorgeous spot. It‚Äôs an easy going area with plenty of things to do. Water sports are very popular on Lake Travis. There are dozens of rentals businesses nearby where you can rent paddleboards, kayaks, boats, jet skis,¬†and anything you need to have a good time on the water. You can fish from the shore or…

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February 23, 2017

Have you met…..Hayden?

Hello, My name is Hayden Rowe and I am a guide with Lone Star Kayak Tours. I have been an avid outdoorsman since I could walk. Whether in the forest or on the water, I always strive to be out in and among nature. I’ve been on the San Marcos River for over a year…

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February 21, 2017

Mermaids’ Everywhere!

Mermaid of San Marcos Morghan Parker, the mermaid of San Marcos, flips her tail Sept. 16, 2015 in the San Marcos River. Participants march in the Mermaid Parade at Coney Island June 22, 1996 in Brooklyn, NY. The annual parade, where hundreds of participants. Mermaids have long been part of San Marcos history, and…

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February 14, 2017

Really nice place to visit!

They offer¬†a free, 30-minute guided tour containing a mix of national, state and local history¬†and they include¬†tons of fun facts and jokes.¬†You are¬†able to hang around, take photos and explore at any time.¬†They are¬†open weekdays from 8am to 5pm and weekends from 9am to 5pm. Tour are 30-45 minute¬†of the building every 15 minutes. ¬†Monday…

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February 7, 2017