Hamilton Pool, a Most Majestic Texas Swimmin' Hole

Well if this Ain't the Most Majestic Swimmin' Hole

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March 20 2014 11:50 AM

Behold Hamilton Pool, a Most Majestic Texas Swimmin' Hole

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As of today, we are done with winter. Done. Time to usher in spring and flowers and bunnies and thoughts of heading down to the ol' swimmin' hole in summer.

If you don't have a local swimmin' hole (spelling it "swimming hole" just seems wrong), consider a trip to Dripping Springs on the western outskirts of Austin, Texas. There you'll find a marvelous water-filled grotto called Hamilton Pool. Fed by a waterfall and protected by overhanging limestone, it's a gorgeous place to take a dip.

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