Day Trip #2: Wimberley, Tx

“A nice place to visit…A great place to live.”

First the stats…

Drive time: 30 minutes

Population: 3797 (2000 census)

Famous Residents: Too numerous to name the plethora of famous artists and musicians that reside here.

Hollywood Connection: Portions of 9 movies including scenes from Friday the 13th (2009) and Piranha (1978).

Cool Trivia:  Pleasant Wimberley lived until 1919 and died at the age of 96.   Pleasant and his wife, Amanda, are laid to rest in the Wimberley Cemetery with a red Llano granite headstone that says, “FOR WHOM THE TOWN WAS NAMED”.

Directions: Fm 2673 to FM 306 (turn right). FM 306 to Purgatory Rd (turn left).  Purgatory Rd to RR 12 (turn right).  Turn Left on RR 12 into Wimberley.

On to dining…

The Leaning Pear offers fresh cuisine in the quaint Lowery House, one of the oldest stone structures in Wimberley.  Owned and operated by a husband and wife team; Mathew is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY.  Their menu emphasizes fresh, local and seasonal ingredients.

What do you get when you take thirteen kids, two Super Bowl rings and fresh ingredients?  Wimberley Brewing Company/Brewster’s Pizza would be the answer.  The handcrafted beer and handcrafted pizza created by the former NFL star and his family just outside of Wimberley on Ranch Road 12 is worth a visit. 

Things to do…

Spend a hot summer afternoon swimming at the Blue Hole .  Generations of Texans have enjoyed this quintessential swimming hole.

Who doesnt like flying from hilltop to hilltop dozens of feet in the air?  Wimberley Zipline Adventures provides just that experience.

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Wimberley Glass Works offers a unique opportunity to view live glass blowing demonstrations and shop for one of a kind pieces in the gallery. 

Corral Theater is an outdoor walk in theater that shows first run movies.  It is open from May to October.  The movies start at sundown on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

A picture is worth a thousand words so a video is easily worth ten thousand.  Here is a link to a new PBS show called Daytripper.  This is the Wimberley episode.  Most of what I mentioned above is covered in this thirty minute video.  Enjoy!

 Wimberley: Daytripper Video (A PBS Program)

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