Monday, March 7, 2022

Two Rivers One Name

 Did you know that in the U.S. we have two rivers with the same name? That name is the Colorado River. One starts in northern Colorado and runs across into Utah, Arizona, skirts Nevada and California and drains into the Bay of California. 

The other Colorado River starts in Texas very near the town of Lubbock and runs diagonally across Texas and empties into The Gulf of Mexico.


So why am I telling you this? Well we spent the weekend on the Texas Colorado River and I confused people who assumed when I said we were on the Colorado River that we were back in Colorado! Not so.

Our youngest daughter invited us and other members of our family down to her river house this weekend.

It is an investment property with other couples and is leased out most of the time, so it is not always available to her. Despite that it was cloudy the whole time, it was warm out and we had a wonderful time.

Lots at this point on the river are very narrow, but everyone has a boat slip and usually a deck above it.

Those rolled up foam things are called lilly pads. You can tie them to the side of the dock and the kids have fun jumping onto them.

We spent a lot of time outside. It was funny watching people get out of that hammock. I ended up on the ground!

 Making s'mores after dinner on that fire pit was one of the highlights of our trip! For those that are questioning what a s'more is click HERE

By the way, discovered I was very good at foosball. Who knew?


The kids were very excited when they saw their fun bunk room, which can sleep eight! Thankfully there are three other private bedrooms and three bathrooms. It is a great property for family get togethers and an amazing number of things to do in and around the area.
On Saturday we toured a very interesting cavern which I will feature in my next  post.


  1. Dearest Janey,
    That sure looks like a mighty Colorado River, the one in Texas, rather wide.
    Glad you all managed to enjoy this great place and sure for kids it was heaven.
    Haha, getting out of a hammock...
    Had to look up foosball table but now I know as it is in Dutch: tafelvoetbal.
    Never played it...

  2. Lots of people don't know there are two Colorado rivers!! Thank you for coming! We had so much fun.

  3. Hi Janey! I would need the jaws-of-life to get me out of that hammock. Looks like a fun weekend.

  4. What a fun weekend that must have been. I haven't had s'mores in many years. It's such a treat.