Posts Tagged With: KOA

# 16 Phoenix – Just add water and hike

Nothing beats a good referral as they say in business. Equally as important nothing beats a good suggestion of great places to go for vacation and fun. Well as much as I enjoy giving my older brother a hard way to go. Today I have to give him a “high 5 ” for always talking about “The Zona”.

Even though he knows we are boat people, beach people, and bums. He also knows we value anywhere that is top shelf in the great outdoors. That combined with a great social and recreational environment creates a landscape for  exploration.

Recalling seven or eight years ago while visiting he brought us a book on Arizona and said you two have to go check this out “so get it on the list”. When people reiterate things with passion more than once, twice or five times you had better listen up, because chances are there is something worth while to see… I say if you are gambling on sending water people to the desert you must be holding a hand full of Aces knowing you are right.

Thanks big brother for dialing us in on these Mile Marker Memories. You just forgot to tell me that once I turn left off I-40 west onto I-17 south that the Ambassador III would drop like a rock from 7000′ to 1400′ in short order. And that folks is the difference between the mountains and the desert.

 

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# 12 Let’s go to Luckenbach Texas

Like we said before, if you go to a fun city don’t focus in on it  so much that you miss what’s within a short drive a way. For us after 2 weeks of fun in San Antonio we moved  60 miles up the road to the “Hill Country” town of Fredericksburg. Settled by German immigrants in 1846. I will describe as the main hub for Luckenbach, the massive and beautiful Enchanted Rock, and just down the road in Stonewall where you will find the famed ” LBJ ‘s  Ranch AKA The Texas White House“. The area is equal distance away from both Austin and San Antonio, so if you ever visit either and want to take a ride it’s worth checking out. LBJ’s home makes me think of Graceland, you just got to love the 60’s and all the hi tech gadgets (let’s just say telephone obsession, and I thought my dad was bad) and decor, but no green shag carpet thanks to Lady Bird.

The area was so interesting we  spent 3 days canvasing it all, and really enjoyed getting lost on many of the back roads discovering ranches, more winery’s and scenic views. GPS find KOA… recalculating…when possible make a u turn.

The Hill Country is  a Texas Napa Valley waiting to happen with many first class locations well worth stopping in.

http://www.luckenbachtexas.com/

http://www.nps.gov/lyjo/planyourvisit/visitlbjranch.htm

http://www.fredericksburgtexas-online.com/

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#1 – A good journey needs some planning

Have you ever just wanted to hit the road and travel to all the fun places you have always wanted to go? Well that is what this blog is all about. We are going to do just that AND we want you to come with us……First things first, we have to lose the traditional office environment that we are accustomed to. As the Don would say “Your Fired!” But wait you will still need a place to plot and plan your escape, right? Well let’s change up how we plan our time just a little bit. Perhaps let’s call it our “Outdoor Strategy Facility”. OK too formal but sounds cool. Or lets just call it a “screen room”. Either way will move the cheese, and create some milemarkermemories.

Chris in the boardroom planning some shenanigans while in Key West.

Chris in the boardroom planning some shenanigans while in Key West.

Pam is reviewing the budget, couponing and looking for deals to make sure we have some money for Chris shenanigans.

Pam is reviewing the budget, couponing and looking for deals to make sure we have enough money for our shenanigans.

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