Come join us at Krauses Springs for our 2013 Toast to Coleman. Jimbo said it better than I ever could –
Coleman and Jimbo
What I wouldn’t give to sit down in the shade with Coleman just one more time. He taught me the names of damn near every tree and flower native to that part of Texas, How to hold a Carlton 100 so’s to block the little holes that mix air with smoke, how to get along with the buttholes in this world, and how to love the people that the rest of the world stopped loving a long time ago. He also taught me I that I had a hell of a lot more going for me than I thought I did, and that was his greatest gift of all.
So come sit down in the shade with all of us friends and buttholes – old and new.
The Toast is on Saturday evening at 6:00 – but like anything good, it takes preparation – so we start on:
Thursday, May 2
Claiming the Spot
Some of us show up on Thursday to make sure we get our regular spot at Krauses (on the second camping level next to the springs). Come up early and sit under the trees with us. The campground is quieter on Thursdays, too – at least until we get there.
Rob cooks up Hot Guts
Friday May 3
Sausage Wrap Dinner
Texas Hot Guts 6:00
We’ll be cooking up Texas Sausages and tire flaps for everyone who comes out. Bring a side disk if you want – there will be plenty of food. Hang out and have some Hot Guts, drink a beer and be somebody.
Saturday May 4
Opie’s BBQ Lunch
Mid-afternoon a bunch of us decamp to Opie’s BBQ (just down the road by the Exxon on 71) – for BBQ and beans. Pretty decent BBQ, excellent beans. They don’t sell beer -but it’s BYOB – so you can tote up a couple of cold ones if you want.
Toast to Coleman 6:00 Saturday
We hope you make it out to visit with us in person – but if you can’t make it – raise your glass wherever you are and remember Coleman.
Krause Springs is off Highway 71 between Austin and Highway 281. Take Texas Highway 71 west from Austin, cross the Pedernales River, drive 7 miles, turn right on Spur 191 at the Exxon Station, right on County Road 404 and you will see the gates for the Krause Springs entrance to your left.
Note that there are no Pets allowed, and they don’t take credit cards – so bring your cash. They also do not allow glass containers – but we’ll have cups to decant your beverages, and if you don’t take bottles down around the pool you’ll have no worries. You should plan to bring water, though, the water in the taps is non-potable.
Drive in and stop at the house to pay, We’ll be down on the second level of the tent camping area. Drive past the house, and the bathrooms, and the pavilion, follow the road through the Cypress trees – and take the first left. You’ll see us there on your left as you drive in. If you haven’t been to Krauses in a few years you’ll be surprised by the new bathrooms – with sit down toilets and showers.
- 404 Krause Spring Rd, Spicewood, TX 78669
- 830 693 4181
- Admission Prices:
- Day Guests
- $6 per Adult (12 years and older)
- $4 per Child (4 – 11 years)
- FREE for Children under 4
- Camping Per Day
- $12 per Adult
- $6 per Child
- $12 per RV camp site