Monday, March 30, 2009 present

Ya know, I didn't post on my blog forever over the fall & winter, so I'm gonna do a little catchin up! And I also wanted to mention that back in September, our thoughts and prayers were with yall living down on the coast, where H-Ike devastated so many lives. These good lookin young folks pictured here, my kids & grandbabies, reside in Galveston County. So they, and many others we know from Bolivar to Santa Fe to Kemah, suffered losses. We truly hope that you are making a speedy recovery, and that it's 100 more years before the next one.

My son Matthew with an excellent Real County buck this past season.
Not his first deer with a bow, but his first buck with one.

My oldest Granddaughter Kelsea, always alert to her surroundings while waiting for the wily Whitetail.

Gigi, Matthew, Meghan, Maddix, and I made a trip to Lost Maples last fall, and we had a great time. Beautiful colors.

Kelsea & Kassidy enjoying the Galveston County snow last December.

Kelsea Belle at work.

Meghan & Maddix fillin up on the flakes.

Laynie Bear is playing snow gauge.

Strangers....? Definitely so in Santa Fe.

And now, to the present.
At least, last week at Bunk Falls. My favorite time of year, some timely rains, and everything's greening up.

And...the Frio River actually looks better than it did last Labor Day. Keep your fingers crossed, and Pray For Rain!

See Ya! FrioMan

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Thursday, March 12, 2009

Spring Break off to a cold, wet start

If it takes bitter cold to get rain, we'll take it...and we did!

We got about 2" of good rain(is there any other kind?)

2nd crossing today
The USGS gauge showed about a 4 inch increase, but the River looks a whole lot better than that sounds. This photo and the one below were from this afternoon, and the flow & level has increased quite a bit.

2nd crossing today
It's a great start, but we could use a lot more.

Today in Reagan Wells
The wildlife in our area should benefit greatly from the recent rains, and boy, do they need some groceries. They can't survive on deer corn alone.

Although we're in a heck of a drought, don't believe everything you read and hear in the news.
There is water in the Frio River, as shown from this pic taken at Mager's Crossing Monday.

1050 Bridge Monday
Sunshine is good, but right now cold, wet & dreary is better.

Hope yall are coming out soon, conditions are shaping up. Bring more rain!

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Friday, March 6, 2009

The Alamo, Kickin Back & cool lookin deer...

173 years ago today. The fall of the Alamo. Lest we forget.

The pool at Kickin Back, is going to be one of the most popular spots in Concan, that isn't on the River. KB is one of the really cool, new vacation homes that we have to offer Frio River visitors.
Sleeps 14, cools down about that many, and is just minutes from the River.
Go to But hurry, cuz it won't last long!
I know a bit about Kickin Back, but I haven't got any idea what kind of critters these are, in picture #2.

Gigi & I went to San Antonio yesterday, and about 9 miles towards Sabinal on TX 127, spotted these guys.

We saw them about the same time last year, just a short distance away on the Knippa hwy. I've heard what they are called twice, but can't remember how to say it, much less spell it! I'm told they are eating up the local farmer's winter wheat, and probably anything else that comes up green. If you know what kind of deer they are, please let me know.

No, it's not very warm in the Frio yet, but the swimmin hole at Vista del Rio and Butterflies r Frio is still just as deep & clear as it was late last summer. These homes are just 4 gates apart, and are fantastic places to vacation here in Concan...RIGHT ON THE RIVER!
Right Kelsea?


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Wednesday, March 4, 2009

It's 92 degrees, wait, no,,,,28 degrees

Howdy Yall!
Hope you're ready for a great summer on the Frio River, cause it's gonna be a good one. Not because it's raining and the River's up(although it will), it's because just that being in the Frio Canyon is the best vacation escape...anytime, any conditions, anywhere!

Kelsea & Kassidy will agree that even in the wintertime,
the Frio River rocks!

Angie & Kelsea checkin out the pics they just shot,
while Kassidy does her best to relocate Frio River rocks.

Kayakers were out the same day plying the chilly waters beside Neal's campground.

Our local farmers are hard at it, hoping the rains come soon. We got up to 92 the other day,
then 36 hours later, it was 28 degrees!

Did I tell yall we are opening a new office this spring? I don't believe I did.

Well, about 1/2 mile before you get to the Frio River on TX 127 from Sabinal, you will now see us on the right side of the highway. We're real excited about our new location, and expect everyone that reads this to stop and say hey to FrioMan. And maybe have a cup of coffee....

Right behind the office, against the base of the mountain, sits The Cowboy House. This is one of several new vacation homes that we have to offer visitors to our beautiful area. It's not online yet, but it won't be long. Keep an eye on our website for updates.

Yesterday evening about 5:30, I was outside the office cleaning my paint rollers. There's always a big bunch of wild turkeys on the property, and I stop to admire them, every time. They are usually so wild and wary, that you don't get to see them like this. Of course, the camera was at home, so a couple of Toms put on a show. Two big boys, and then a third, completely fanned out and started struttin their stuff in front of the girls. Remind you of anyone you know? lol.
They just happened to do it in a sun drenched area under the big Live Oaks, and the colors were some kind of fine. I took the camera today, and know. Maybe next time.

That's it for now. By the way. If you look in the upper right hand corner of this post on FrioMan's Blog, you will see a link or whatever to follow my blog, be the first, yadee, okay.
I'm still waitin.... somebody, anybody....thank you!

Seeya soon!!!!

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