Chevy Hill Country Adventures Discover Texas Treasures
By: A Chevy Texan
December 8, 2011 6:37 pm CT
With so many different things to do in Texas, it’s hard to narrow it down. No matter what you are in the mood for, there’s something for you to enjoy, especially when you’re driving a GM car. Chevrolet gave five bloggers the opportunity to travel around their state looking for the best things to do around Austin and Central Texas. After a dinner getting to know each other, the bloggers ventured out on their own in GM vehicles. Here are Beth and Heidi’s Hill Country Drives.
Beth Stockwell, the editor of The Thread Austin, focuses on life, culture and making the most of the Live Music Capital of Texas. For her adventure, Beth drove her Tahoe to Bergheim, right outside of San Antonio, to visit The Serengeti Resort. The Serengeti Resort is home to zebras, camels, ostriches, elands and a giraffe; all of which you can interact with. Beth participated in an animal feeding, giving the giraffe its food by hand.
The Serengeti Resort also features a variety of activities for visitors to participate in. Beth and her guest sampled African wines with the Lodge manager. The resort also features overnight stays both in rooms, bungalows and outdoor camping tents for a true Safari adventure.
On her way back, Beth stopped at the Kendalia General Store for delicious, old-fashioned hamburgers. With such a variety of adventures, Beth definitely explored two unique aspects of the Texas Hill Country.
Heidi Gollub of Free Fun in Austin took her husband and three sons on a ride down to Bandera, the Cowboy Capital of the World, in the GMC Acadia Denali. Bandera, located 118 miles southwest of Austin, is a short ride when you have a SiriusXM radio and DVD player to distract the kids! Heidi and her family met some real life cowboys during the hometown holiday parade and watched the Bandera Cattle Co. Gunfighters battle it out on the streets.
The Gollubs stayed overnight at the Flying L Guest Ranch while on her trip. With an array of sports, a playground, cowboy songs, wagon rides, rubber band gun targets, a campfire, trail rides and horses, there was something to do for every member of the family. After some wildlife watching at the ranch, the Gollubs visited its Ghost Town, having a little fun playing cops and robbers. Bandera has cowboy-themed events all year long for you to enjoy. Read Heidi’s full post here.
What are some of your favorite destinations in the Texas Hill Country? Leave a comment below and let us know!