For my May travel column, I knew exactly where I wanted to wander: Wimberley, that quiet, tree-shaded, swimming-hole-rich paradise that every other idyllic pocket in Texas is measured against. The peaceful Hill Country town, best known for its swimming holes and lively town square, was ravaged by floods last year, and I was eager to return to all my favorite haunts (Blue Hole, Old Baldy, and the Corral Theatre among them) and show my support the best way I knew how—by spending a weekend shopping for antiques, eating pie, and lazing by the water. Here are a few of the highlights of my latest excursion to Wimberley, which I hope inspire your own wanderings.

#TexasTripGuides | There's a lot to love about #Wimberley but no visit there is complete without a trip to the water. There's the famed swimming spots, of course: Blue Hole (opening this weekend), with its rope swings and shady picnic areas, and Jacob's Well, known for its karstic spring and chancy underground caves (the season opens May 30 but make a reservation now). But don't pass up a chance to drive along River Road to survey the Blanco (pictured). Yes, last year's floods have forever altered the landscape but as one local put it to me, "It's not better or worse" now, "just different." And still plenty beautiful. -@jordanbreal For the full Wimberley Trip Guide, plus many others, head to! #WimberleyStrong #theWanderer #texastravel

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