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Old 08-11-2007, 10:42 PM   #1
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Default Took the BECA on a Texas vacation (photos) and idea for Meet and Drive.

I took the family and some friends on a little Texas Hill Country vacation. I ended up finding some obscure roads that I can't wait to get back to in the WRX.

We went to SeaWorld and bought a behind the scenes tour for $70+$40 for the cost of the ticket. It lasted about 4 hours, we were first in the park by a few hours and did some really cool things. We also got a pass for each of us that allowed us to not have to wait in ride lines. We could go through the exit of the ride and we would ride next. They allowed us to do this over 2 days as I asked if they would extend it. I found them to be a class company and park.

Me and the Kiddo


Feeding Dolphins


Behind the scenes Whale Tank


The passes gave us front row VIP seating for shows. This is not a zoomed in photo.


The reason I'm pro SeaWorld, we had friends with us and they did not register for the Dinner With Shamu. It's sold out 45 days in advance and after 48 hours of no's, they called me while in the park and said they would help us. My daughters 2 friends were allowed to join us and SeaWorld did it at no charge. It was extra effort and it was appreciated.
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Old 08-11-2007, 10:42 PM   #2
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The next day we did the swim with the Beluga Whales.






The next day we headed for the Lake House @ Canyon Lake, the Beca is easy to drive and we got 23.1mpg


The eating and crapping machines are everywhere and you can go hunting with a slice of bread and a hammer.
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Old 08-11-2007, 10:43 PM   #3
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A new set of friends came in and we headed out to Enchanted Rock. It has to be the best drive I have taken in Texas.


452 feet to the summit.




We found a lizard and you would have thought they saw Elvis.




This was a high light of the trip. A group of about 20 teen-agers would not come down this section but myself, a friend and our kids made it down. It was a big deal for the little kids.


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Old 08-11-2007, 10:43 PM   #4
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From there we headed to Pedernales Falls, it was about an hours drive.




I did save a women from drowning right about here. The water was swift and she could not swim. She was walking in a calm area and slipped and was swept away. I was in the right place at the right time.


Yesterday we rented a Ski Deck boat and spent the day on Canyon Lake.


I think all the kids are still asleep, did I mention I liked the TriBECA?


The reason I'm posting this is I think a day driving these roads with the TXIC crowd would be cool. We could meet in New Braunfels, some would camp on the river, others could get a hotel, I would camp it. Drive in on Friday or early Saturday morning. We would leave out at 10:00am Saturday and head through the backroads to Bandera, over to Kerrville on Junction HWY 16, over to Ingram and then to Fredricksburg/Enchanted Rock for lunch on the summit. From there head to Pedernales Falls or Hamilton Pools State Park and back to New Braunfels to party into the night. Sunday, drive home. It's an idea for October 21st.
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Old 08-11-2007, 10:49 PM   #5
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I'm in....and is that a third row seat?
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Old 08-11-2007, 10:52 PM   #6
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Great photos, seems like you had a great time with the family (I am very jealous of you/your family!) Wish i still lived in San Antonio, but im out in Shreveport, LA now. I'd love to make it out for a SA road trip though, its only about 6-7 hours back there.
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Old 08-11-2007, 10:54 PM   #7
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I'm in....and is that a third row seat?
3rd row seat, DVD and Nav FTW.
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Old 08-11-2007, 11:24 PM   #8
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My wife and I would be down for a drive day.

Too bad we won't stilll be in New Braunfels in October.
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Old 08-12-2007, 12:22 AM   #9
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I don't have a wife nor gf at the time being which could change. If more information comes about, I would be very interested in camping to get some guitar time in.

Those pics are awesome! I love Sea World.
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Old 08-12-2007, 12:24 AM   #10
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I miss heading out to Fredricksberg. I am from Austin and a bunch of us use to go out to Enchanted Rock for the day. Did you stop in Johnson City and grab some peaches?
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Old 08-12-2007, 12:43 AM   #11
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You should summit this picture to Sea World because it would make a good brochure picture for them, besides a nice 'thank you' to the corporate headquarters would make their day, just like they made your trip memorable. Good to see you guys are having a good time.

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Old 08-12-2007, 09:29 AM   #12
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congrats on the time well spent....seems like some ideal family time and great fun....road trips ftw
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Old 08-12-2007, 09:51 AM   #13
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I did that whole bit with the family a year or two ago, that dinner with shamu thing was very not bad.
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Old 08-12-2007, 10:17 AM   #14
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What an AWESOME vacation, Phooey! My family and I went to F'burg last fall, driving down Hwy 281, thru Lampasas, Llano, and by Enchanted Rock into Fredericksburg. I was thinking the whole time how much more fun the drive would have been in the Subie.

Count me in for the drive in October.

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Old 08-12-2007, 10:25 AM   #15
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i highly reccomend that if you are going to camp in new braunfels you dont go thru one of the major tube outlets (espically Rockin R)

campsites there BLOW
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I did that whole bit with the family a year or two ago, that dinner with shamu thing was very not bad.
I noticed that all most all the whale trainers were ladies and they had had large breastestsses. Actually, my wife pointed out what I noticed in 17 seconds.

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What an AWESOME vacation, Phooey! My family and I went to F'burg last fall, driving down Hwy 281, thru Lampasas, Llano, and by Enchanted Rock into Fredericksburg. I was thinking the whole time how much more fun the drive would have been in the Subie.

Count me in for the drive in October.

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I was thinking the same thing, my car would have been a blast and I realized, I must get it back up there. When 1 of the kids made a loud announcement that she had to pee, I upped the speed a bit more over the last 18 miles with the moms approval. Nothing crazy but a bit spirited and that is when I realized just how nice of an SUV the BECA really was. We took the back way into the the park, that drive was much nicer than the direct route from F'sburg.

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i highly reccomend that if you are going to camp in new braunfels you dont go thru one of the major tube outlets (espically Rockin R)
campsites there BLOW
I have a house about 8 miles from there and will choose a site carefully. A place we can have our cars close and the water/cliff view on the other side.
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Old 08-12-2007, 10:45 AM   #17
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very nice, i will have to chekc the area out. been looking for an excuse to take a road trip outa town.
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Cool trip.
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Old 08-12-2007, 11:37 AM   #19
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I'd love to head down for the camp/cruise weekend, but if you do it the weekend of 10/21 I wouldn't be able to make it....I'm headed to Kansas City for the Tech-Missouri game.
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Old 08-12-2007, 11:44 AM   #20
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i would down for the trip in October, me and my wonderful outdoor "skillz"
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Old 08-12-2007, 11:54 AM   #21
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neat pics.
getting towed in that boat looks fun
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Old 08-12-2007, 12:19 PM   #23
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Sweet pics. I love that part of texas. Its the only part that actually has character.
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Old 08-12-2007, 12:22 PM   #24
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I was willing to go by myself, camp, drive and camp again so this will be great. I will get started on it and post a new thread in a few days after I get some better details.
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now thats how you hunt, with your hands
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