Thanksgiving Weekend in the Hill Country

  • November 22, 2012 · 10:00 AM















Thursday, November 22nd to Sunday, November 25th

If you don't have plans yet for Thanksgiving weekend, consider joining us for a fun trip to the Hill Country. We are heading to Lost Maples State Natural Area for some hiking and sightseeing. Lost Maples is known for its amazing, colorful foliage this time of year.

We will also visit The Benini Studio and Sculpture Ranch in Johnson City.

and Grape Creek Vineyards






See complete itinerary below.

Many of you already have plans for Thanksgiving day but feel free to come and join us Friday and Saturday. Some have indicated that they may come up on Friday. Feel free to join us at any time throughout the weekend.

I've booked 5 rooms at the Kerrville Holiday Inn Express. The rooms have 2 queen beds plus a sofa bed. Up to 5 people are allowed to share the room although I would recommend 3 people maximum so that each one has their own bed and since there is only one bathroom. The room rate is $100/night plus taxes and total will be about $114/night. So, with 3 people in a room each person would pay about $114 total for the entire weekend.

Let me know if you would like one of the rooms and if you're wanting to share a room with another from our group I can try to arrange for that. There are many other hotels in Kerrville if you prefer something else and everything is fairly close so it shouldn't be a problem to meet up.

It should be a lot of fun. Email me if any questions. Thanks!














Thanksgiving Hill Country Trip Itinerary

Thu, Nov. 22

10am Depart Houston

12pm Thanksgiving lunch at Schobels’ Restaurant in Columbus
2020 Milam St, Columbus, TX

4pm Arrive Kerrville (approximately)

7pm Dinner in Kerrville at Cracker Barrel
2110 Sidney Baker St., Kerrville, TX

Fri, Nov. 23

8:15am Meet at Kerrville Holiday Inn Express lobby
2114 Sidney Baker St., Kerrville, TX

8:30am Depart Kerrville

9:30am Meet at Lost Maples Park Headquarters
Spend day hiking at Lost Maples
(Pack your own lunch to take hiking)

8pm Dinner in Kerrville at Cowboy Steak House
416 Main Sreet, Kerrville, TX

Sat, Nov. 24

10:30am Meet at Kerrville Holiday Inn Express lobby
2114 Sidney Baker St., Kerrville, TX

10:45am Depart Kerrville

12:00pm Lunch at Wildseed Farms
100 Legacy Drive, Fredericksburg, TX

1:30pm The Benini Studio and Sculpture Ranch
377 Shiloh Road, Johnson City, TX

5pm Grape Creek Vineyards
10587 East Us Highway 290, Johnson City, TX

7pm Dinner at Silver Creek Beer Garden & Grille
310 East Main Street, Fredericksburg, TX

Sun, Nov. 25

12pm Depart Kerrville,

1:30pm Lunch in San Antonio at Mi Tierra
218 Produce Row, San Antonio TX

6:30pm Arrive Houston (approximately)





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  • Dawn M.

    Great! Thanks, Phil, for putting this all together. You're the Man. Ready to go back again.

    November 27, 2012

  • Valerie M.

    words can't describe how much I enjoyed this trip, awesome scenery in the hill country, meeting new friends, companionship, restful

    November 26, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Phil, you organized an awesome meetup! Everyone in the car had nothing but good things to say about you.

    November 25, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sounds great but I won't be able to join you all
    Have company :-)

    November 16, 2012

  • Vito

    Great photo!

    October 27, 2012

    • Phil

      Thanks Vito. The tree photo is from a previous Lost Maples trip.

      October 28, 2012

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