The word came out today that this years Bluebonnet Music and Fine Arts Festival will be headlined by Pure Prairie League on March 28th. Marble Falls’ own John Martinez will open for them on Main Street. The evening will wind up with a street dance with Cornell Hurd’s Big Ol’ Band closing things out. The festival starts on March 27th and runs through the 29th. Another one of our great family oriented gatherings that takes place annually here in Marble Falls.
It’s time to get the bikes out and start riding the hills again. April 4th is the kickoff of my season. The Pedal Power Wild Flower Ride is that day, leaving from LBJ State Park in Stonewall. Several routes are available to ride, ranging from 12 to 63 miles. The longer ride includes a lap around the Willow City Loop and is absolutely gorgeous this time of year. ALL proceeds from this ride go the the Hill Country Children’s Advocacy Center, it’s a great cause! I don’t know what the entry fee is, but it’s inexpensive and well worth every penny. Register online at www.hccac.org and click on “10th Annual Pedal Power Wildflower Ride”.
Staying loose is the key now, because the Hill Country Ride for Aids is the next ride on April 25th. With rides from 10 to 100 miles (and a couple in between), this ride has gotten rave reviews from previous participants. All the information you’d ever want can be found HERE. If you’ve never taken your bike on one of these rides, do yourself a favor and give it a try. Combine the thrill of completing one of these rides with the knowledge that you’re helping people in need, and the result is often times overwhelming. And you sleep good that night too!
Real estate in the Highland Lakes area of Texas is still alive and well. We’ve seen a slowdown over the past several months, BUT the phone is ringing and properties are selling. Prices have had some minor adjustments, but all in all it hasn’t been that unpleasant. Our market normally cycles with the year (no pun intended), as much of the Texas Hill Country has become a prime vacation destination for people from throughout the country. With interest rates down and property values holding steady, it’s a prime time to purchase the vacation or retirement property you’ve been looking for. If you’d like to take a look at the properties that we have available, you can Search the Highland Lakes MLS LIVE here. I’m always available for questions about the area or real estate, just give me a call at 830.385.3760 or Email Me. Current mortgage rates are available if you just Click Here.
Thanks for reading. . . Jem