{Pedernales Falls in Johnson City, TX}

This past weekend for our annual Labor Day weekend trip to the hill country Nathan, Mason and I checked another item off of our Texas Bucketlist!! We went to Pedernales Falls in Johnson City, TX. Every time we are in the Fredericksburg area we say that we are going to go to Pedernales, but have never made it until now. I am so glad we did! It was a neat place. 

The state park is nestled back pretty good in the hills and offers a nice scenic drive. Right then I knew it was going to be awesome. I will be honest and say that the campsites themselves are nothing special, but the park itself was beautiful. We didn't get to see the swimming/waterhole because it was so crowded {holiday weekend} and there was absolutely no where to park. We've seen pictures on the internet, though and it looks pretty cool. 

We did make it to Pedernales Falls, though! It's about a 400 foot hike to the falls, but it was so worth it. There is a lookout area where you can see all of the huge slabs of limestone and the water and then there is steps to go down even further to the slabs. Nate's parents stayed at the lookout area while Nathan, Mason, Nate's brother & his girlfriend and I went down to climb all of the rocks and see it up close. GORGEOUS. Such pretty views! 

These pictures do it no justice!

Do you have a bucketlist for your home state? 


  1. How fun!! I love the Johnson City area!! It's so beautiful there! I'll have to add Pedernales to our list!!

  2. Gah!! Another amazing and gorgeous place!
    We don't have a state bucket list, but we really need one. There is SO MUCH to see and do in California, and so much of the state is SO different than SoCal. I think Scott and I need to sit down some evening and make a list of all the things we want to see/do while we are here - that is such a great idea.

  3. This looks gorgeous! I love exploring state parks. Sounds like a fun holiday weekend, with a little bit of new mixed in with fun traditions :)

  4. How fun! I love Fredericksburg, but haven't been in several years. We have a HUGE Texas bucket list - just so many wonderful towns in our state!

  5. WOW that place looks gorgeous!!! So awesome you guys got to explore it!
    And you know, oddly enough, we don't know a state bucket list! We should though. Heck if you can do it for the largest state (second largest?) we can do it for the third largest (? haha obviously I'm good with geography). There's so much fun in CA, we should go explore it!

  6. That looks so beautiful. What a great place to visit as a family. I just love doing stuff like this with my girls. Experiencing things like this together is the best feeling.


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