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Old 06-19-2009, 01:58 PM
Location: Central Texas
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Originally Posted by Ole Olesen View Post

Please help us out:

We are family of five, from Norway.
I just finished my studies and would like to bring my family on a vacation before I start to work.

Kids age 6, 4 and 1 years old.

We are looking to spend the summer in Texas. We would love to rent a house on a ranch, or in a small town. Not city life. :-)

It must be a safe place in regards to crime. Besides nature we love 4-wheelers, horseback riding, swimming and hiking.

Any suggestions for us?

Best Regards

Ivar Skiaker

Please respond to this e-mail adress: i-skiake@online.no
Unlike some here I'm not so sure summer is a bad idea. It depends though on your tolerance for heat. Perhaps you have visited Spain or other warm summer places so Texas might not be a crazy idea at all. It would be much better if you are near water.

I think renting a house on Lake Travis might be a lot of fun. You could get a boat or jetski. With your rental car you could drive in Central Texas to Fredericksburg and hike Enchanted Rock. You could visit 2 or 3 very "cool" underground caverns. You could hike at Inks Lake in the nearby park.

Drive a few minutes to Austin for dining. Get a babysitter and enjoy some of Austin's nightlife.

Drive to San Antonio and do dozens of different fun things.

I don't know where you can 4 wheel though.

The biggest problem might be finding a place to rent at this time of year. Many places may simply not be available.
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Old 06-19-2009, 02:01 PM
Location: Central Texas
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I'll add that Lake Buchanan might be another good choice. It is very peaceful there. I have no idea though what waterfront rentals are like.
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Old 06-19-2009, 09:03 PM
Location: Hutto, Tx
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At Buchanan they range from one room cabins to small houses. Most are actually very reasonable. We have some friends who rent on both Travis and Buchanan and prefer Buchanan because it's less "busy" and more reasonable.
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