Sunday, March 18, 2012

Wimberley, Texas

We woke up to light rain on Monday, February 27th. We don't like to hike in the rain, so we opted for a day trip to nearby Wimberley, Texas.

Wimberley is a small town about 25 miles east of Blanco in Hays County. Current population is about 2,500 people. Donna and I have passed through Wimberley a number of times over the years; in fact, our first time through there was just after we got hitched almost 35 years ago. At that time, it was little more than a spot in the road -- it hadn't really been "discovered" yet.

In recent years, Wimberley has become one of those towns that attract artists, which in turn attract boutique shops, which in turn attract tourists -- well, you can see where this is going. It is similar to Salado, Texas, in this respect. Since Donna and I first saw this place, it has grown considerably, with numerous subdivisions and other housing communities nearby.

The setting is very picturesque. The "downtown" area is situated along Cypress Creek, a lovely little clear water brook that babbles through town. Live oaks sprawl along the roadways and shelter the little shops. One of the favorite swimming holes in the state -- the Blue Hole -- is located in Wimberley and is surrounded by old growth cypress trees.

We spent some time this trip driving the streets of Wimberley. We then parked in one of the public parking areas and walked around the center of the community where most of the shops are located.

Donna on the streets of Wimberley. Tall trees in the background line Cypress Creek.
Typical of the shops and byways in Wimberley
Store fronts in Wimberley, Texas

If you are interested in learning more about Wimberley, you can visit these websites:

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