Monday, January 12, 2015

Longhorn Cavern

We did make the drive to Burnet, TX on Thursday January 8. We set up camp at Inks Lake State Park. It is a very large State Park with a very nice campground.  Here are a few shots of our site.

As you can see, we are right on the lake. There are Geese, ducks, herons and deer in the campground. They also have very friendly squirrels.

Friday was a very cold day, so we drove the 10 miles to Longhorn cavern. The cavern has an interesting history. In the 1930's the CCC came in and developed the site for more tourist use. You can really see their stone work on the buildings.

Here is the main entrance to the cave:

We took a tour that was a 1.5 mile walk with a guide. He took our picture before we got started:

Cave Pictures rarely turn out well, but here are the best of what I got.

It was a very interesting cave and very different than the ones we have seen in the past. The nice thing is that it was 68 degrees in the cave and about 30 degrees on the surface. 

It was a good day. We were hoping for warmer weather later in the week, but it looked like a good ice storm was coming in for Saturday and Sunday. 


  1. So, this is too funny! We just subscribed to you blog and realized that we were the ones to take your spot yesterday at Inks Lake State Park. Small world! :-)Too bad we didn't get a chance to meet. Where are you guys off to next?

  2. Too bad. We would have really liked to meet your family. We are heading south. We went about 100 miles to the New Braunfels, TX area. We are headed to the beaches around Corpus Christi and then we will head to the west. We move pretty slowly.