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Take a Road Trip to College Station


Stone Creek Custom Homes owner, Jason Gale, and his lovely family road trip it to College Station as often as they can to visit their daughter, who is currently studying psychology, with a double major in economics. Jason and April shared some of their favorite things about this familiar road trip. Even if you don’t have kids at Texas A&M, this 3-hour trip is a great way to explore Texas!

April: “The pictures [you see here] were from Bastrop to College Station, because that is the prettiest part. You cannot make this stuff up. It is Texas at its finest and beautiful. Longhorns, cows, so many churches!! It is where you turn on Texas Country or Don Williams and just enjoy. Dime Box is so small, but they are vicious about handing out tickets. You shouldn’t be speeding there anyway, as you might miss something worth photographing.”

If you’re driving through Bastrop, you might as well allow an extra day for a night of camping at Bastrop State Park, known for their “Lost Pines,” with access to the nearby lake. This gorgeous park is a great place to picnic, swim, ride bikes, fish, hike and even geocache. You can stay overnight at a campsite or in one of their historic cabins (complete with A/C).

The Gales like to stop at Buc-ee’s along the way. Whoever thought a gas station would become such a hot spot for tourists? It doesn’t hurt that they sell the most delicious caramel corn in Texas. We’re sure you’ve got your own favorite Buc-ee’s snacks.

You can take a couple of different routes to College Station. The shortest route, along 21, is close enough to Lockhart for food enthusiasts looking to try some finger-lickin-good barbecue. This town isn’t known as the Barbecue Capital of Texas for nothing. Do yourself a favor and make the detour. Between Kreuz Market, Black’s Barbecue and Smitty’s Market, you can’t go wrong.

Once in College Station, the Gale’s love to stop off for coffee [before or after a good game] at Sweet Eugene’s, or for smoothies at the Juice Joint or, as April tells it, Jason’s favorite place, Wings and More.

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