Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Garner State Park Ceremony

The message below was sent to us by Friends of Garner State Park. As most of you know, Garner is the jewel of the Texas State park system, and is just 8 miles up the road from us.

Garner State Park Official Texas Historical Marker Dedication Ceremony:

1. The dedication ceremony will be held at the Concession Building, Garner State Park, Concan, Texas, February 17, 2008, at 2:00 p.m. Please join us in honoring the Civilian Conservation Corps “boys” (CCCers) who constructed our beautiful park. I will appreciate your passing the word along to others you consider to be interested in attending.

2. I’m still finalizing exact details of the ceremony, but it should unfold as follows:

a. Eagle Scouts will lead the group in the pledge of allegiance to the United States of America and Texas flags.

b. Uvalde County Judge William R. Mitchell will speak.

c. Special guests, such as former CCCers, their descendents, the park manager, etc., will be introduced.

d. CCCers will unveil the marker.

e. Reading of the marker inscription.

f. Short entertainment program (if available).

g. Prayer.

h. Closing of the ceremony.

i. Invitation to the Tower Room (if available) for refreshments and visiting. (If Tower Room is not available, we will just move to the Covered Porch on the east side of the Concession Building.)

3. Thank all of you who have contributed so much in achieving the marker goal!

4. If you have any questions, please contact me at 830-741-8601 or email kd5dxy@arrl.net.

5. See you at the Pavilion.



This should be a very interesting ceremony, and will be a great reason to come to the Frio Canyon for a visit. There's a good chance the Mountain Laurel & Agarita may be in bloom by then also.
Below are links to some history of Garner State Park...very interesting.
Well, the beautiful sunny days we were having for the last several weeks are history. Now it's damp, foggy, cool, and expected to get real cold later this week. But who am I to complain, I'm livin here and lovin it!!
I hope all is well with you & yours, and that 2008 is treatin yall ok.
Take care, FrioMan

Sunday, January 6, 2008

Dry conditions...

...Not the Frio River, it's still doing fine. The great amounts of rainfall last summer still have the River flowin real good. When I was down at Neal's campground last week, I saw that the spring down there was still going strong. That's a good thing.

It's the ground that's so dry. We haven't had much rain at all this winter. The last I can remember was about half an inch around Thanksgiving. We've been under a burn ban in Uvalde county for several months, as has Real county.

Firework stand just north of Uvalde on US83, last Friday.

The above picture illustrates why, at certain times, a ban on burning is necessary. Luckily for these folks, there was a north wind blowin. If you have been on our website, and read our Policies, you've seen that fireworks are not allowed at any of our vacation homes, or open fires. Not only is it our policy, but also subdivision rules. Most of our homes are located within these boundaries, therefore this will be strictly enforced. You ask why....see above photo. If there had been a lot of brush in this fire instead of just grass, it would have burned a much larger area.
If a fire began in the Concan hills, it could spread fast through the cedar and brush, engulfing homes and endangering lives. Please do not ignore this on your next Frio River vacation, no matter who you are staying with.

All is great here, with temps in the 70's, and lots of sunshine. Don't wait too long to make reservations for your 2008 vacation, and remember that FrioMan's vacation homes are second to none! Looks like we're adding yet another wonderful property to the FrioMan Family of luxury homes, so stay tuned!
See Ya! FrioMan

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Happy New Year!

Hey Yall
FrioMan Vacation Lodging had a wonderful 2007, and we are looking forward to an even better year in 2008. We had a full house all summer, and at that time wished we had more vacation homes for all the folks who called looking for a place to stay. Well, wishes do come true, as we have added several new properties to the FrioMan Family of vacation homes.
In addition to Bethel, Hangin On, Sundancer, Vista del Rio, and West of the Frio...we have added Crooked Tree, Round Up, and Valley View. Keep checking our website often, because we will probably be adding a few more in the weeks to come.
Now that the Holidays are over, the time to book one of our fantastic vacation homes is now!
The calls are increasing daily for reservations, so don't wait too long to plan your Frio River vacation. Our homes are second to none!

Do you recognize these rocks? If not, you probably haven't been to Concan many times.

All these pictures were taken this afternoon on a visit to__________Campground.

It was kinda chilly, but not as cold as the lows forecast tonight...22 degrees!

Brrrrr! That's cold, muy Frio.

Now ya know, right? I took these pictures today in the campground of Neal's Lodges, on the west bank of the Frio. Thanks to Mary Anna Roosa for accommodating me, as usual.
Enjoy the little bridge in this photo, because TXDot will be tearing it down, and building a higher, nasty, extremely unnecessary new bridge in the near future.
FrioMan & Gigi hope you have a wonderful 2008. Happy New Year!
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