{Labor Day Weekend // A Trip to the Hill Country}

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Just like last year we road-tripped to the Texas hill country for some Labor Day weekend camping fun in Mason, TX! TimeHop told me that we have been traveling to Mason for three years now. I can't believe Mason was barely three years old when we started camping here! We visit Mason, TX every Memorial Day and Labor Day {with the exception of May 2015 when we went to Disney}. It is one of my favorite camping trips, hands down.

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I make Mason a goodie bag if we are travelling over 2-3 hours. Things for him to play with in the truck.
We normally have a large group with us and our camping spots span the length of the playground area. Mason can run about and we don't have to worry much! There are always a pair of eyes on him. We were supposed to have 17 or 18 campers with us this trip, but many had to back out for various reasons. We ended up having 8 campers/families. Mason was the only child out of 20+ campers. At first he was really sad that he didn't have anyone to play with. But, I think that quickly changed when he started realizing how much attention he was getting from all of the adults. I posted this on Instagram, but out of all the things I love about Mason TX what I love most is how well they all love my sweet boy! They are so good to him. My MIL said it's like Mason has a bunch of aunts and uncles and I couldn't agree more.

This weekend was a bit more chill in the fact that we didn't do much besides camping and visiting the deer lease. No travelling to Fredericksburg, or to Luckenbach or Johnson City. We stayed in Mason, TX the entire time. And we were a-okay with that. We were able to relax and just soak up some quality time with some amazing people that we love so.

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Sunday morning we woke up bright and early to head to the deer lease. It's about a 30 minute trip through the back-roads, but worth every minute of it. Once we got inside the deer lease the truck we were following stopped and Kevin went to fish something from the other side of the fence. He comes back with a deer shed and brings it to Mason. So thoughtful that he spotted it and jumped out to get that for him. I told you...they are all so great to him! Mason thought it was the coolest thing!! One of the tips had been chewed on by something, but other than that it was a pretty good shed.

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We spent the morning taking in the beautiful views, shooting guns and riding the four wheelers & side by side through the deer lease. Kenny gave us a tour of the land and showed us an incredible hand-built rock wall that expands most of their lease {over 580 acres}, their deer stands, and a stock tank. While we were out we saw deer under the feeders and a ton of pigs on the other side of the pond! It's such a neat place and I am so glad we had the opportunity to go.

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That afternoon we played dominoes for hours! At first it was just 6 of us playing, but then we played girls against guys {girls won!}. It was so much fun and now I think I might be addicted to playing double 9's. Then, just like every night before we gathered in a common area under strands of lights for supper and fellowship. It's one of my most favorite things about camping with this group. Each night we have a theme for supper and then everyone contributes. We always have everything you could want and more than you would ever need. We definitely leave there with our bellies and our hearts full.

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Monday morning we all went for breakfast at a little cafe in town. Then it was back to load up and head out. Every time we leave Mason, TX I leave a little piece of my heart. I love that place so much!

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How was your labor day weekend?


  1. Girl, you guys always have so much fun! This camping trip looks amazing. Mason looks so happy and like he had a blast. Your photos are beautiful as always. I also do a little travel goodie bag when we are traveling a ways.

  2. Such a great trip! I am headed to walmart tonight to load upon some roadtrip supplies myself. You definitely inspired me to think bigger. I love the photo of mason shooting the pistol. You can tell that he is really trying to get a good look down through the sights. Happy Hump Day friend!

  3. First of all, I love this because... Mason, Texas.
    Second, I love his ninja turtle helmet! So cute!
    And third, I love your tradition of going here year after year! Looks like you guys have so much fun!

  4. So fun!! I love that Mason handled being the only kiddo well!

  5. Sounds like a ton of fun! I was inspired to find out if there were any towns with my kids' names and I came across Zachary, LA. I have to take Zachary one day!

  6. Another perfect weekend! I've never played Dominoes before, but it always looks like so much fun!

  7. What a great trip! I love that so many families join each year. The food and fellowship sounds like the best! And holy smokes, is that place pretty. Bonus points for Mason getting a deer shed!!

  8. That little travel bag is genius! I need to keep that in mind for future road trips! This sounded like such a fun weekend. I love that you have a town called Mason within driving distance - Mason must love that! Beautiful photos!

  9. Great pictures! When I was growing up in Wimberley, we use to play Mason in sports. Their mascot is the Cowpuncher...we always thought that was the funniest thing. What is that, someone that goes around punching cows? Ha! Mason is a beautiful town, though. I'm glad y'all had a great trip!

  10. What a great weekend, you guys just do the best stuff!

  11. What a great way to go out with a bang this summer! Such a great time!

  12. You really do make camping look fun! And you win the best mom award. How cute is your goodie bag!?! And that sign in the last photo... Every town should have a sign that fun and colorful!

  13. Where did you find those Scooby Doo figurines?! Kinsey has the van and a set of the Gang but a couple of villians would be fun! How cool you guys go to MASON Tx every year, family traditions are the best. Please tell me youre going to do something awesome with that antler?! :)

  14. Love having such fun traditions! Great photos!


Thanks for the comments! Hope you are having an amazing day!!