Now that I have your attention, what do I mean? I certainly don’t want anyone to leave our great community! And I’m not playing off our marketing tag line “Life is better out here,” although we know it is and word continues to spread. My statement above should be taken quite literally as “get outside and enjoy this wonderful place where we live!”

Fall might be the best season in the Hill Country. November is bracketed by the end of Halloween festivities and the arrival of Thanksgiving, marking the beginning of the holidays. It’s a favorite month of the year for many — average high temperatures of 70 degrees, average low temperatures of 44 degrees, light southerly breezes and dry, crisp mornings followed by air conditioned-like afternoons. And if that’s not enough to convince you of November’s inviting ambiance, the late-year leaf changing in this part of the country provides a painted palette across our landscape during the day that merges into colorful Texas sunsets followed by twinkling stars in our clear, brilliant night sky. 

Deeper in this issue, I write about our parks and trails at Cordillera Ranch. It’s reminded me of all the beautiful areas we have out here and how many are under-utilized. Most of us appreciated the natural landscapes and striking vistas from our very first visit. We like the idea of parks and open spaces, but just don’t make the time to use them. So, join me in getting out this fall to enjoy an activity or activities that you’ve thought about previously, but keep putting off.    

Although my article focuses more on parks and trails, I want to recognize Shane Reynolds and his staff who make “getting out” through The Clubs of Cordillera Ranch so much fun. Don’t let a little November chill hamper your plans. Remember, for the last six months of heat, we escaped to faraway places to capture a brief semblance of our November temperatures. Use this time wisely! Contact Shane about taking a sporting clays lesson. Holler at Ben for a guided kayak trip down the Guadalupe River. Tell Katy to saddle up the horses for that trail ride you’ve been promising yourself. GET OUTSIDE and do something you haven’t done before. You’ll see an entirely different part of Cordillera Ranch, you’ll learn something new, probably make some new friends and have a great time doing it. If you’re not familiar with these or other activities, just ask around the Club and they’ll find the right person to guide your adventure or teach your new experience. And if you’re new to the area or the community… “Join the Club” to experience the aforementioned and more than you can imagine.

Fall is upon us, if only for a short time. Enjoy it. As you enter the community, take a deep breath and appreciate the view as you round the bend a little more slowly. Take in that sunset a little bit longer. And however you choose to celebrate the outdoors at Cordillera Ranch, do it with a heightened sense of being and thankfulness that we live here. I hope to see you out!  

Barry Denton
Director of Real Estate Sales
Cordillera Ranch

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