Riverside Nature Center is a plant sanctuary with lots of native trees, shrubs, and flowers. Most of the area is fairly flat with lots of winding pathways, so it was a great place for E. to walk without her having to listen to me frantically shouting, “Be careful!” She particularly liked climbing on the rocks that ring a clearing near the center of the park. After walking around the garden area, we walked toward the Guadalupe River. Overall, we enjoyed our afternoon. I’d like to go back to the park again in the spring when the flowers are in full bloom.
The drive to Kerrville from San Antonio was very easy, especially with the help of our trusty Garmin. (Just make your way to I-10, which will bring you right into town.) Since I’m new to the area, I’m still fascinated by the Hill Country’s rolling landscape. There were a couple of times along the way that I wished I could pull over and take pictures, but there didn’t seem to be any good places to do so. And taking pictures while driving probably isn’t a good idea!
Note: Just past the RNC, the road is closed for construction. At first, I was worried that my Garmin had lead me in the wrong direction. However, the entrance to the RNC is just before the road closure. Unfortunately, the noise from the construction can be heard in the park, which is really a shame. Otherwise, it would be a very peaceful place. Hopefully, the construction will be completed soon!