Off the Beaten Path: San Antonio Hot Springs

Wishing I was here! At 10 to 20 degrees outside these last few days, my nightly dreams have been of the hot springs…….

One of my top favorite places to hang out, sit in the hot steamy water for hours, and enjoy the sound of birds chirping and the wind blowing through the trees. The pools are located on the side of a mountain, about halfway up or down (in the middle), depending on your perspective.

These are some of the pools leading up to the springs. I would have taken a picture of the springs… but there were a few naked people running around.

On some occasions the springs are deserted when I head up there; especially if I can get to the springs during the week. I usually have a goal to get up there at least twice a year. With my hectic schedule even twice a year is difficult.

The dirt road driving up has gotten washed out so many times that the normal 30 minute drive runs now 45-50 minutes, (that doesn’t include the 45 minute drive from where I live to the dirt road) and the average low car won’t make it up. A truck, SUV, etc… is needed.

Anyone can hike back, it takes about an hour and half, plus there is a mountain to climb down to get to the springs, which isn’t bad. The hike is beautiful on it’s own. But after a long soak and relaxed muscles the hike back up the mountain is the pits.

 
 

Author: lynnthompsonbooks

Lynn Thompson’s home is in the Land of Enchantment, and, yes, the land is enchanting. The skies are blue, the stars are bright., and there are beautiful panoramic landscapes surrounding her hometown. Lynn wades through the craziness of life to follow her true passion, writing fiction. You can find her, or not, trekking through the mountains, searching for fairies and vortexes, keeping her eye out for anything paranormal, or sitting in the hot springs in her spare time. Lynn doesn’t have a specific genre she writes in. Characters have a way of leading her stories. She follows. Lynn is also a sponge when it comes to knowledge. She’s always on the move to continue her education in writing, marketing, social media, digital media, and hopes to find the extra time to add some criminal investigation classes to her repertoire. Lynn has three novels out: Blake, Sterling, and Tarnished Gold. Blake is the beginning of Montana’s story. Her need for seclusion, at least, for one winter. She does not get what she wants. There is someone or something in the mountains stalking her, people keep showing up on her doorstep, and she meets Max. Max knows what is hunting Montana, but won’t tell her. Montana’s lack of trust in Max drives her to fix her own problems. If she had known what she’d be confronting that night, she never would have sedated Max. Sterling is the second novel in the Montana Dayton series. Montana moves to Florida hoping to escape her old life, and regain her normal life back, but her past has come back to haunt her. Not only does she start losing time, she continues to wake up every morning wearing gorgeous jewels and is surrounded by precious gems. She never remembers where, or who she’s getting the glittery baubles from and is hell bent to get back her memories and return the jewels. Afraid she has been out robbing houses in the middle of the night, she is determined to figure out what is happening on her own. That is until the dreams and the strong pull to explore the gulf. When she finally realizes she needs help, she is powerless to get it. Tarnished Gold is Sam’s story and will be coming out around the new year. Sam first appeared in Sterling and demanded her own novel. Lynn has bowed to Sam’s wishes and is writing that story now. Lynn is also the proud owner of: Dark Fates. Eight short stories that are fun, but still on the dark side. Dark Fates-Madness. Four dark short stories. News Worthy. News Worthy stands alone with five short stories. Watching the news first thing in the morning may not be fun, but dissecting news clips and re-writing them into short stories that had a different ending was a blast! Dark Fates Collections is compiled of Dark Fates, Dark Fates-Madness, News Worthy, and features Karma Shay’s adventures. Visit Lynn at: Website: www.Lynnthompsonbooks.com Twitter: @lynnthompson8 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BlakeAMontanaDaytonNovel Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/lynnthompsonbooks

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