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Swimming Holes

Our bodies are mostly water. Our primordial ancestors lived in it. Science tells us that looking at it lowers stress.…

All Wet!: Nueces River, Cooksey County Park

Clear springs flowing from the ground in northern Real County join with a second fork to the west and become…

All Wet!: Hancock Springs, Lampasas

Under the light of the full August moon, tall shade trees throw shadows on the grass around Hancock pool, its…

All Wet!: Blue Hole, Georgetown

This swimming hole lies just a few blocks from the quaint town square. A low dam on the South Fork…

All Wet!: San Solomon Springs, Balmorhea State Park

Standing on the high dive—one of few left these days—I can see the bottom of this 25-foot-deep pool through water…

All Wet! Barton Springs, Austin

This three-acre, 1,000-foot-long swimming hole beats as the literal and metaphorical heart of Austin. Ten to 80 million gallons of…

The Big Splash: Texas Swimming Holes

It’s Texas, and it is too darned hot! While the A/C offered in an office building might suffice for some,…

Daytripper with Chet Garner: Wimberley

There’s a town in the Hill Country that calls itself “a little piece of heaven.”  Feeling the need to transcend…

Summer

Summer's here, and here are sure clues: Long shadows and fireflies. Smokin’ barbecue grills and tinkling ice cubes in tall…

Chill Out in Texas Swimming Holes

Blazing, dusty days. That deep breath before the first frosty plunge. Tarzan-calls—Ahh-eee-ahh!—and cannonballs from rope-swingers above. The tingly warmth of…
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