Saturday, July 26, 2008

Dolly a Dud in Concan

It was hit and miss for rain from Dolly here in Concan, so the Frio River pretty much remains as it was. But vacationers are still coming in large numbers, with no cancellations. If you're comin up soon, just plan to find a nice place to swim, soak, and relax. Some hardy veterans of Frio River tubing are still making the local runs, but there is quite a bit of walking. Lot of sunshine in the forecast for the next week, but the weatherman has been known to be wrong....right!?

Recently, I had received several emails(not Blog comments)from folks with lots of questions about the area. Unfortunately, our computer crashed a week ago Friday, and we lost ALL of our emails, past and present. So if you're reading this(especially the guy who wrote the world champion longest e-mail to FrioMan ever), please resend your questions and I will do my best to answer all.

That's it for now, just lazin along like the Frio, slow & cool.
Take care, FrioMan

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Midsummer on the Frio River

Still dry, gettin hotter, and needin rain. The almost 1" that fell over four days last week has disappeared, but the vegetation looks better from it. According to our guests who are taking tube trips, 7 Bluffs down to the 2nd crossing is still about the best. However, we ran across some folks at Bunk Falls yesterday who had put in at 7 Bluffs, and were going all the way to the 1st crossing. It had taken them about 4 1/2 hours, which was an improvement from before the rains. We have a slight chance of rain in the forecast, so keep your fingers crossed! All of the pictures here are from yesterday afternoon, 7/15.

Bunk Falls

Hangin out at the 3rd crossing,

& lookin upstream.

These three photos were shot just below Bunk Falls, with the next get out for these folks at the 1st crossing. Please remember, all of the property that borders the Frio River is private, so if you trespass, it better be an emergency .

Everybody's havin fun, so you better make plans soon to come on out. We still have a few scattered openings during the week, so check our calendars and give us a call.
See yall at the Frio!

Friday, July 11, 2008

Babies, Rain, & Big Rigs

Well, the rains came and went, but didn't give rise to the Frio. We may have gotten as much as one inch total, just enough to give the vegetation a good drink. Some friends said they were sittin in the River one day, and the water came up about six inches or so. I'm still getting the same reports from Concan visitors. Some are tubing and enjoying despite the walking and slow flow, others are content to hang out at one of the crossings or go to Garner.

Lots of new life springing up in the area, so please drive slowly and give em a chance to grow.

Taken from Bethel early this week. Seems like most of the rain hit everywhere but here.

Early one morning before the folks hit the water at the 2nd crossing.

Two weeks back, this big rig tried switchin gears goin up the hill by Neal's...he didn't make it.

The crossing was blocked for 4 1/2 hours before equipment could be brought in to clear the bridge. Folks were having to go around through Knippa and Uvalde.

That's all for now. Rain is out of the forecast for now, but ya can't always believe what you hear.

Come on out, it's still the best place to be!


Tuesday, July 1, 2008

No changes.....yet

No rain yet, the Frio is slow and lazy, but our guests and other folks we visited with say they're still havin a great time. I shot these pics yesterday at Comanche Crossing, the 2nd x-ing, and from the deck at Vista del Rio.

Visitors are still tubing, but there's quite a bit of walking, so be prepared for 4-5 hour trips.
The best reports are still coming from upriver, going from FM 1120 to Happy Hollow. Lots of folks are hangin out at the many crossings, and at Garner State Park.
The Frio River is still the best vacation spot in Texas, regardless of how high or low it is, so come on out and enjoy your vacation!
See Ya Soon. FrioMan