Saturday, September 29, 2007

Changes comin

Hey fellow Frio River afficionados. Summer showed up this week, with temps in the 90's, and lots of sunshine. We had a few showers yesterday, but that didn't dampen the spirits of our guests, and other visitors to Concan. They reported great tubing, and told us what a great time they had.

Yesterday at the 2nd crossing. Notice the leaves on the Cypress trees are changing colors.

Dog day afternoon?

These guys don't care about the leaves, they just don't want to go home!

Our books open for reservations for all of our wonderful vacation homes tomorrow morning, Monday, October 1.

We have a new addition, and expect to have several more homes available soon.
Stay tuned to FrioMan Blog, and our website, for updates.

From the Frio River in beautiful downtown Concan, Texas.....FrioMan

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Swimmin pool, lots of stars

We are excited to tell yall that we have a new addition to the the FrioMan Family of vacation homes! You can check out all of our fantastic homes at

Round Up is a fantastic Hill Country home, nestled between the hills rising above the Concan landscape. A private in-ground swimming pool is just one of the pleasures to enjoy during your stay, and Frio River access to a wonderful riverside park is only minutes away. Round Up offers three bedrooms and three bathrooms. Five double beds, four singles, and a queen sleeper sofa.

We are now taking reservations for 2008, for Round Up, Bethel, Hangin On, and Sundancer.
Beginning Monday, October 1, we will be taking reservations for all of our homes.
Thanksgiving and Christmas are right around the corner, and what better place to celebrate with your family than the beautiful Texas Hill Country in Concan?

It's never too early to be thinking about next year's vacation, so ya better get your family and friends together, and plan your plan!
We have some wonderful vacation homes here in Concan, and...stay tuned, there may be more joining our FrioMan Family soon.

We hope to hear from yall soon. FrioMan

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Take time.... look around next time you're here at the Frio River. You never know what you might see.
God's creatures and His wonders are always here to see, but most folks are movin too fast to enjoy them. Not this guy!

Have you ever seen a moth, new to the world, testing it's wings?

Or a Roadrunner huntin lizards, which were so plentiful this summer.

How about a fawn, takin a break from Mom's lessons?

Take time to come out this Fall, then slow down so you can really appreciate the beauty of your surroundings. The Concan/Frio Canyon area is a very special place, come see us.

as ever, FrioMan

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Frio Family Kids

Another nice, warm day today here in Concan, and very quiet. Since school started back, there aren't a lot of folks visiting the canyon during the week. But for the ones that are here, ya know they're enjoying the Frio River's cool clear waters, and havin it to themselves...withoutcha! Ahh, the lazy days of late summer.
Amber from Frio Family emailed the story below, along with the photos of her and her siblings enjoying the River.
Thanks Amber, it's great to hear from you!

"Hi FrioMan, my name is Amber and I am a true Frio River Rat. My family always follows your blog. I am with the Frio Family that always leaves comments on your page. Not the 14 yr. old though, I am the older college student. I truly love the Frio and I love introducing people to the Frio. On Monday I took my friend that has never been before. We floated, he snorkled and we also had the whole place to ourselves. He loved it. I wanted to send you a pic and a blog but I am not sure how so my Mom just told me to e-mail it to you. So here I am relaxing in the Frio. This is what I always do first thing when I get there. Find me a little shallow place with a spring where it is cold, lay down, close my eyes and not think about a thing. We are actually going on the 21st. The whole family. I can't wait, I already miss it. The second pic you see is the Frio Family Kids. Caleb (11), Kellen (14 with the hat) and me Amber (i am 23). This pic was taken last summer a little up river from Neal's. Thanks FrioMan, We love your blog."

Amber aka FrioRiverRat.

Monday, September 17, 2007

Sad News from the Frio

A young man drowned Saturday afternoon while tubing the Frio River. Hondo called me Saturday, and said a young fellow came running up his drive, and asked him to call 911. He said his buddy was in bad shape, and needed help fast. As you may recall from earlier posts, Hondo lives above Bunk Falls, and the man had come downriver a ways looking for a place to find help.
From what I understand, the tragedy occurred upriver of the Falls around Daddy B's Bathtubs.
This area is where the large boulders are in the middle of the River, about 400 yards before the Falls. I don't know all the details, but Hondo was told the young man was towing the ice chest tube, and had it tied to his ankle. I'm not going to try to tell you what happened, because I wasn't there. But those of you familiar with the Frio, and tubing in general, can just imagine the possibilities.

Our hearts go out the family & friends of this young man. They are in our prayers.

Watch out for each other, stay together, stay safe.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

"Cold Front"

Wow. We had a little front come through, and the temps are fantastic. It's in the 60's this a.m., and it's expected to be upper 80's this afternoon. We stayed in the 70's Tuesday. But the Frio water temps haven't changed, and there's still lots of time to enjoy it's pleasures.

I took this picture yesterday afternoon at the 3rd crossing(7 Bluffs). Hondo, from Concan Pies and I were riding around on business....... and stopped to take it all in.
These folks were on the downriver side of the crossing enjoying their peaceful surroundings. They had it all to themselves. This could be you!
View from the deck of the wonderful vacation home, Vista del Rio.
If you want to enjoy the beautiful Frio River when it is serene and peaceful, but still warm enough to immerse yourself in it's crystal clear waters, now's the time. If you've never experienced being on the River with only those with you, you ought to try it. There's still quite a few folks coming on the weekends, but weekdays are very quiet right now.
We hope to see yall soon, take care. FrioMan

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Soggy Finale for Labor Day Weekend

Sunday at the 2nd xing downriver

Monday, same spot

Sunday at the 2nd xing upriver

Monday, same spot

As folks were leaving Concan and the Frio River Monday, after a wonderful Labor Day weekend, the rains came again. We had some showers each of the last few days, but plenty of sunshine for some good times on the River. And there's still good times ahead here, with great flow, and warm weather to look forward to for some time yet. Vacation rental rates are down and the crowds are gone, making this time of year an excellent time to sneak away for a weekend of fun on the Frio.
Today(Tuesday) brought some heavy rains totaling a tad over 3 1/2", which gave rise to the River just a bit. This will be just another charge to the flow which has been so good all summer. How can you wait til next year for another trip, when conditions are so good RIGHT NOW!
Come see us! FrioMan
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